YMK Easy Framboise

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A framboise (French for raspberry) is a lambic style beer fermented with raspberries. It is one of the many beer types inspired by the more traditional kriek beer which is made with sour cherries. Most framboise beers are sweet, though there are some tart styles as well.

Procedure

Place a gallon of water in a stock pot. Place grain in steeping bag, add to the pot. Heat to 165 degrees F, turn off heat, cover and stir the grain bag every 10 min. for 30 min. Remove the grains without squeezing and bring back to a boil. Turn off heat, add malto dextrin, dry malt and wheat beer kit. Stir until dissolved. Place the pot into a sink of cold water and cool to 100 degrees F. Pour the wort into a primary fermenter and add cool water to make 5 gallons. Pitch the yeast and ferment for 5 or 6 days. Temperature for fermenting should be between 70-80 degrees F before pitching the yeast. Place the raspberry puree into a sanitized carboy and rack the beer into it. Attach an airlock and ferment for 10 days. Bottle the beer as normal with 5 oz. of priming (corn) sugar and age for 3 or more weeks at room temperature.

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