lager, fruit beer, blueberry lager, all-grain
Source: John Ferlan (email@example.com),
This was my first attempt at a Lager - I had had a Blueberry Ale at a Brewshow
in Portland, Me. and kind of got the fever for the flavor of.. well you know.
I do have to give some credit to a recipe in the Cat's Meow 3 from Rick
Gontarek for his BlueBeery Ale - it helped
me decide on how to perform this
trick of putting blueberries in and getting the flavor to come out. Unlike
him, my blueberries weren't hand picked - rather store bought - however, next
year - watch out, I know of a good blueberry patch in Maine that's going to
Anyways, this is a partial mash, and I suppose you could substitute 3 lbs of
DME for the 2-Row lager.
- 4 lbs 2-row Lager
- 3 lbs Amber DME
- 5 lb Cara-Pils
- 5 lb Crystal 40L
- 1 lb Honey
- 1 oz Tettnang - 60 mins (plugs)
- 1 oz Willamette - 10 mins (plugs)
- 1/2 ounce Saaz (finish)
- 1/2 ounce Saaz (dry hop)
- 2 packages European lager yeast (one for ferment, one at bottling)
- 4 pounds, frozen blueberries
Step infusion mash, 120 for 30 minutes, 150 for 10 minutes, 158 for 15 minutes.
Sparge with 1-1/2 gallons water. Boil. Add hops as indicated above. Add
blueberries and finishing Saaz after cooling. Pitch yeast.
After one week, Boil 1/2 gallon water. Remove from heat. Add 3 pounds
blueberries. Rack to secondary and add blueberry water mix. Add 1/2 ounce
Saaz. Keep at lower temperature (lager).
After 3 weeks, add 1-1/4 cup dry extract to 3 cups of water. Boil 20 minutes.
Cool. Pour into bottling bucket and add other yeast pack. Siphon beer into