Annunciation Ale (Blackberry Hefeweizen)

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Submitted By: andycampbell (Shared)
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Brewer: Andy
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: Weizen/Weissbier (15A)
Boil Size: 6.74 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 8.4 SRMEquipment: Pot (30 Qt)
Bitterness: 11.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.053 (13.0° P)
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.2%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 2
3 lbs 4.0 oz Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Grain 3
4 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Grain 4
0.5 oz Mt. Hood [7.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 6
1 pkgs Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP300) Yeast 7
3.00 lbs Blackberries (Secondary 7 days) Misc 8

Taste Notes

4/22/2012 - lots of big banana esters. pink/purple hazy appearance, nice head, very effervescent. Slight sour note from blackberries on finish.

Notes

4/3/2012 - transferred onto 3# of blackberries in secondary. Lots of pheonolic banana esters coming through. Hint of sweetness from the wheat? Subtle clove aroma. For the blackberries, I dunked them in StarSan (while frozen… won't do that again) to sanitize, then did a light crush with my hands, transferred them into the carboy and poured on all juice that'd come out during the crush. Racked the beer on to the top of the blackberries. Nice pink/purple color. 4/10/2012 - bottled. Low yield due to trying to leave blackberries and blackberry seeds behind. 4.14 g. Sampling had strong phenolic nose with a little blackberry aroma (less than I'd hoped for). Taste was classic hefe with a tartness at the end that could be the blackberries but also could be a developing sourness due to infection (I hope not). This one will be a real surprise once conditioned.