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cpelz
06-24-2008, 12:45 PM
Just got the pleasant news that Oregon Fruit Products is sold out of their aseptically packaged red raspberry puree until August. Is anyone aware of alternative sources?

I probably won't go the extract route, but might be able to work with another puree like blackberry or boysenberry. In any case it'll be ugly at our restaurants; our raspberry wheat drinkers are rabid.

beertje46
06-24-2008, 12:58 PM
You might try their Marionberry (http://www.oregon-berries.com/marionberry.cfm)

I brewed a batch of mead with marionberries one time. I called it Crack Pipe Mead after ex-DC Mayor Marion Barry. Sold like hot cakes...

cpelz
06-24-2008, 01:42 PM
Thanks Dave.

I'll look into that...may not have been the berries selling the mead though!

jjs
06-24-2008, 03:07 PM
One source Barry Ripkin (Honestly, that's really his name) call:(312) 654-8674
This is 100% Raspberry concentrate 68 brix, great stuff. $$$ 108.00/gal must buy 5 gallons free shipping.

scott isham
06-24-2008, 06:53 PM
I second the juice concentrate from Barry. You won't go back to puree after using this.

troybinso
06-25-2008, 08:19 AM
I've never used that concentrate before. How much do you use per barrel?

scott isham
06-25-2008, 08:26 AM
I use 7.5 gallons in a 15bbl batch of 12.5 degree wheat beer. It's leaves a very raspberryish flavor.

einhorn
06-25-2008, 09:08 AM
I don't know if they can supply the amounts that you seek, but the Wild Group is a top-notch firm in Germany and they are located in the States in Kentucky.

www.wildflavors.com

cpelz
06-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Scott-

Is your yield on a 15bbl batch 15 bbl.?

Thanks.

scott isham
06-25-2008, 02:14 PM
If you mean, do I put 15bbls in the serving tank, then yes. The great thing about this stuff is you can put you beer in a couple of growlers and add an 1/2 ounce of concentrate in one, 1 ounce in another and so on, what ever you want. When you've found the flavor you want, it's simply doing the math to scale it up to what ever you want. I'm sure if you call Barry he will send out a sample so you can experiment.

jjs
06-27-2008, 12:51 PM
And I just need you to know that Scott's Raspberry ale contributes significantly to the down fall of our finest co-eds in our state. It's really very good!

beertje46
06-27-2008, 04:09 PM
And I just need you to know that Scott's Raspberry ale contributes significantly to the down fall of our finest co-eds in our state. It's really very good!
In Kentucky, we call that LPR.

jjs
06-30-2008, 06:46 AM
LPR? Is that special in KY or do we do that here? Have i ever done it?

beertje46
06-30-2008, 06:48 AM
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Sulfur
06-30-2008, 09:16 AM
On the subject of raspberries, our bartenders often sell a shot of raspberry vodka with beer (either lager, or at present also with my seasonal wheat beer). What I like about that is that the mixing can be done at the bar, leaving a pure Rheinheitsgebot beer still in the dispensing tank. I have to admit I've never tried a straight up raspberry weizen.