Here are the results:
- 2 votes for Black IPA (someone entered it in the Other choice of the poll)
- 5 votes for Ale to the Chief: Honey Porter
- 12 votes for Eric The Awful
- 15 votes for Boo Berry Wheat
|Grains at my LHBS|
Well, of course, the apricot beer I brewed used the Summer Lovin' recipe and simply added apricot puree in a secondary vessel. I decided to go the same way with the Boo Berry (using blueberries instead of apricot).
|Not sure if I am using 2 or 3 cans|
Brew day for the base beer was pretty typical. I started the mash early Sunday and let it go through church. I pretty much hit my mash temperatures and pre-boil gravity. The boil was fine. I got about 6 gallons of wort, and my OG was a bit low at 1.045 (compared to the planned 5.5 gallons at 1.049). I pitched at about 64 degrees.
Fermentation took off sometime Monday, and I needed a blow-off tube by the end of the day. The beer is bubbling away right now at about 66 degrees.
I expect I will use the blender to puree the blueberries Friday or Saturday and add the fruit and the beer to secondary.
The name of the beer, "Boo Berry" was my wife's idea. Since the beer will be done around Halloween, she likes the ghost reference. I probably would have called it "Blueberry Lovin' American Wheat" to follow the naming convention of my other recent fruit beers. "Boo Berry" is fine, though.
Anyway, the Beer Model is looking forward to trying the beer. I just hope I pick the right amount of blueberries to add.