Calculating the impact a fruit addition will have on a beer’s ABV is tricky — so much so that even commercial brewers have gotten in trouble for miscalculating their influence on gravity. We take a closer look at the math required to get it right.
Boysenberry Crème Blonde Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.065 FG = 1.024IBU = 15 SRM = 5 ABV = 5% This fruit beer straddles the line between decadent and quaffable.
Blood Orange Hefeweizen (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.053 FG = 1.013IBU = 9 SRM = 4 ABV = 5.2% Blood orange is a perfect match for the banana and clove of
Kettle souring has become very popular because of the time savings and lower risk of contaminating the brewery compared to other souring techniques. However, the process comes with its own cons too. This DIY “kettle” souring keg solves for those problems.
Berlin Smoothie (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.032 FG = 1.005IBU = 0 SRM = 3 ABV = 4% This take on Berliner weisse forgoes any hop additions and incorporates two fruits
Raspberry Gose (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.046 FG = 1.009IBU = 0 SRM = 3 ABV = 4.7% The OG is prior to souring. The FG and ABV include the impact
Mango Habanero Cherry Bomb Sauce (Approximately 60 fluid oz. (1.75 L) finished hot sauce) Though not a beer recipe, this hot sauce made with Lactobacillus-fermented hot peppers is another use I have
How good is your homebrew? How would you know? Some homebrewers just want to know if they’re truly making good beer, and how to improve it. Others would like to know how