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Raspberry Wheat Extract Kit


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Medium-bodied with the flavor profile of a Bavarian Hefeweizen, but laced with tart, fruity raspberry aroma and flavor.

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Meet the Raspberry Wheat: Mild, approachable, and fruity, we've found this to be a good “gateway beer” as well as a nice end to a warm summer evening or dense chocolate cake. Medium-bodied with the flavor profile of a Bavarian Hefeweizen, but laced with tart, fruity raspberry aroma and flavor. Natural raspberry extract added to taste at bottling lets you tone down the fruit or turn it way up, as you prefer.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Raspberry Wheat Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1046
Total Time to Make6 weeks
3.9 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Use real raspberries!
I have been home brewing for over a year and this was my 9th extract recipe since I started. The only reason this is 4 stars instead of 5 is because the recipe is wonderful but almost too easy. I strongly recommend this recipe especially if you are interested in brewing a low ABV beer with fruit. I read the reviews on the raspberry flavoring so only used 2 ounces at bottling. However, I used 6 pounds of fresh raspberries smashed in cheese cloth and put in the secondary for two weeks. The outcome is awesome. It's a perfect summertime lawnmower beer.
June 29, 2017
5 months ago
Added Raspberry to a secondary fermentation
I made this kit once and it was my 2nd or 3rd batch of beer ever. I did some reading on a few sites and opted to throw the extract into a secondary fermenter and rack onto it. I intended a 2 week secondary but ended up with 3wks as I didn't have time to bottle when originally thought. I left the beer in a dark closet for 4 more weeks while I drank my other beers and when it came time to drink the Razz, it was delicious.. just a hint of raspberry and a nice smooth beer overall. This one is NOT a bad beer, even a novice brewer like me can tweak the recipes and do things to tone down flavors or amp them up. I'm setting up to do a second batch right this moment!!
September 24, 2016
Great Brew!
I've made it 3 times and plan to make it many more times. It disappears in a few weeks! Over Thanksgiving my family killed the whole batch. Even my friend's mom - who HATES beer - drinks it.
January 16, 2016
Raspberry Wheat Extract
I really like the wheat beer it self the Kit was like always very simple to use. I have to say i was very disappointed with the Raspberry extract. I bottled some of the beer without the raspberry extract and those turned out very well. I made some with your recommended amount of extract and some with only half of the amount. I work in a lab so I thought adding the amount you recommend is a bit to much. It turned out I was right. I have to say the extract is very strong and tastes very artificial. I really dont like the beer with the full amount added the ones I added only 1/5 of the extract is ok to drink but you still have this artificial taste to it. The Wheat Beer itself is very good. I am not sure if you should switch to another extract or just recommend to add a secondary fermentation step and add 2 lb fresh crushed raspberries to it to make the results better. I bought the Kit again and am trying that right now and will see how that turns out. Sincerely Nils Schoof
March 2, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Hi Nils,

Thanks for filling out a review. I'm sorry that the raspberry was overpowering in your first brew. I have sent you a $5 gift card to help make up for this. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to improve your experience.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Many love it
Easy to brew and tastes amazing. I usually give a portion of my beers to my friends, and this one has been the most well received. I just brewed my second batch yesterday.
December 3, 2016
1st timer
1st time brewing at home since college days. This is my wife's favorite at local brewery, promised to brew this first if I got the equipment to brew at home. Followed the directions to a tee but only added 1/2 of raspberry concentrate. turned out perfect - family finished it quickly - will brew again - wife said I can! (would anyway).
August 2, 2017
I did NOT use the raspberry extract that came with this kit. Instead, I used 3 lbs of fresh raspberries that I froze about a week before my secondary fermentation and then thawed out the day I did my transfer. I dumped them right into the secondary and let them sit for 2 weeks. What a spectacular flavor and color! I brewed this (and a Sierra Madre Pale Ale) for my outdoor/backyard wedding reception/BBQ and the keg kicked about 3 hours in. Everyone loved it and I would highly recommend. Note: when transferring from secondary, I did a little extra work. I strained the beer through a regular strainer into a bottling bucket. I then used tubing on the bottling bucket to transfer to the keg, but ran this through a fine mesh funnel strainer first in order to capture all of the tiny raspberry seeds. Outcome was ideal - no sludge, no seeds, no clogs on the intake tube in the keg!
October 13, 2017
6 months ago
Very good taste
Does not taste like medicine at all. I used just over half of the provided raspberry extract and felt that was the perfect amount; raspberry taste is more than subtle but not at all overbearing. This is a very good, drinkable beer that you can knock back a few in one sitting. I recommend highly.
April 8, 2016
Just a kiss of Raspberry
My previous experience with a berry beer is Leinies' Berrie Weis. I find that beer too sweet. I brewed this extract batch as per the instruction sheet, but I got paranoid about the reviews mentioning the beer had a medicinal taste. I , therefore, racked the beer to secondary on 3lbs. of home grown raspberries, and blackberries. I heated the frozen berries to 150 degrees for 5minutes without boiling to break them down. Secondary for three weeks, Bottled with 2 oz. of the extract, conditioned for two weeks. Nice head with a red tint, cloudy, aroma very subtle, a little bite in the flavor, but very smooth and drinkable. I think this will mellow as it ages, but friends and family are requesting extras on the samples I've given. I might get selfish with this one.
May 5, 2011
Imitation or artificial
I should have read the other reviews BUT I didn’t, The raspberry did have an off taste but did tone down a bit over a couple of weeks, but not enough. I will try the real raspberries next time. I did add 12 oz of my own honey to the boil so me NOT being a know it all who knows. I will give it another shot down the road but with real fruit .
September 23, 2017
3 months ago
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Any suggestions on the amount of raspberry extract to use? Directions simply say, "to taste" - would love to know what you've experienced prior to me tinkering around.
A S on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The flavor is not too strong in a full five gallon batch, I would use the whole thing. I have even used two in a dark beer, as the roasted grain covered up some of the fruit flavor. Or, bottle some with none, and then add the flavor to the bottling bucket, so you can have some with and some without the added flavoring. -Mike W, Northern Brewer

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