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RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract (Yeast under lid – You won’t be using this)
  • 1 Brewmax LME Softpack - Golden
  • 1 Packet Vienna Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Pilsen Malt (4 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Hallertau Pellet Hops (1/2 oz.)
  • 1 Bottle Lactic Acid (1/2 fl oz.)
  • 1 Packet Belle Saison Brewing Yeast
  • 1 Can Boysenberries
  • 2 Muslin Sacks
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


PLEASE NOTE: If you are not going to brew this recipe right away, we recommend that you refrigerate the packets of grains to preserve freshness


Additional Information

  • OG: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.007 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.9%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 33
  • BJCP Style: 28. American Wild Ale - 29C. Wild Specialty Beer



STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER.


STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.


  1. Using a measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot.
  2. Add the grains to a muslin sack and bring your water up to above 155 degrees F.
  3. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the grains are steeping, take the hops and put them in the other hop sack, tying it off and cutting off the excess cloth.
  5. After the 30 minute grain steep has passed, carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack over the pot with 1 cup of hot water. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.
  6. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the Brewing Extract (you won’t be using this), then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  7. Bring the grain water to a low rolling boil, then add the muslin sack with the hops, and boil for 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes has passed, remove the pot from heat.
  8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and the LME Softpack and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called “wort”.
  9. Fill keg with cold, refrigerated water to the #1 mark on the back.
  10. Pour the wort into the keg (hop sack included), then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold, refrigerated water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  11. Sprinkle Belle Saison yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  12. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68 and 86 F (20-30 C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal.
  13. After 1 week of fermentation, puree the can of boysenberries in a sanitized blender, and add the pureed fruit and the ½ oz Lactic Acid to the beer. Give a gentle stir using a sanitized utensil without disturbing the sediment (boil utensil in water for a few minutes to sanitize). Quickly replace lid and continue fermentation.
  14. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.


STEP 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)