I'm thinking about making something like Frambozen from New Belgium from brown ale and added raspberries. However it's more of a sipping beer / higher alcohol content than the regular brown ale.
Which got me thinking as I have no idea. What happens if I take brown ale recipe double the yest and throw in say extra 1 lb candy sugar, similar to double or triple Belgium. I would think it will become higher alcohol, but what kind of side affects will it have on taste and other parts of the otherwise fine Brown ale ?
Its a local kit similar to Avery's Ellie's Brown Ale
Steep grains 30 mins in 160 deg water. 6 oz dark crystal malt 6 oz pale chocolate malt 4 oz amber malt Remove grains and add 6.5 lbs amber liquid malt extract Top off water to 5 gals and bring to a rolling boil add 1.5 oz Willamette or Fuggle hops. boil for 50 mins add 0.5 oz Willamette or Fuggle hops, 0.5 oz Perle or Challenger hops Boil 8 mins then add 0.5 oz Perle or Challenger hops, boil another 2 mins. Pitch with Wyeast 1098 British Ale
Got tipped off yesterday that King Soopers is having a sale on Raspberries here in Colorado. Went to the store and got about 1 Gallon of them, they were 75% off, not bad for $20. Cleaned them up and made pulp out of, it's in the freezer ready to go.
Thanks for the input from the other answers, also check this source if your interested, I will report back when it's ready.
Below is the receipt that I'm thinking about going with, let me know if you have input / tweaks on that as well.
Steep grains 30 mins in 160 deg water.
6 oz dark crystal malt
5 oz pale chocolate malt
4 oz amber malt
3 oz Chocolate malt
Remove grains and add 7 lbs amber liquid malt extract
Top off water to 5 gals and bring to a rolling boil
1.5 oz Willamette or Fuggle hops.
boil for 50 mins
1 lbs brown candi sugar
0.5 oz Willamette or Fuggle hops,
1 oz Perle or Challenger hops
boil another 12 mins.
Pitch with Belgian ale yeast