More Beer’s “Russian River’s Blind Pig”

Style Information

Name: Raspberry Pig
Recipe Type: extract
Category: American IPA
Type: Ale
 
OG: 1.066 - 1.070
Bitternes: 100 - 104

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Light Malt Extract 9 Turn burner off before adding. Boil for 60 min
Bavarian Wheat 1 "
Carapils .5 Steeping grain. Use grain bag and remove at 170F
Crystal 40L .5 "
Corn Sugar .25 Priming sugar for bottling. Boil with 2 cups of water for 5 min

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Magnum 2 16.7% 33.4 60 Bittering hops
Cascade 0.5 6% 3 30 Flavoring hops
Cascade 1 6% 6 15 Aroma hops
Cascade 0.5 6% 3 14 days Dry hops added at secondary fermentation for 14 days.
Williamette 1 5.4% 5.4 14 days Dry hops added at secondary fermentation for 14 days.

Adjuncts

Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Whirlfloc Fining Boil 1 tablet 5 min
American Oak Chips Flavor Secondary 1 oz 10 days

Boil

Amount: 5
Water Description: Filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
Notes
15 days 70 Carboy
Red Raspberries: 6 lbs
Added at secondary fermentation.

Profile

Estimated OG: 1.070
Estimated ABV: 6.50%
 
Actual OG: 1.064
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 6.83%
 

Tasting notes

If you like the idea of a fairly bitter west-coast IPA coupled with that slight sweet/astringent flavor of fresh Raspberries, this one was one of our most fun beers of the summer. Great pinkish hued color, and incredible hop and fresh raspberry nose. We waited for about six weeks in the bottle, and then once we realized what we had, I think we drank this beer almost every day until it was history. Not the most inexpensive because of the amount of raspberries, but worth every penny. A plus is that this beer appealed to every one of the females in our circle, as the amount of hops were rounded out by the fruit. Cheers!

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