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Abita Purple Haze  (21A) - ALL GRAIN

Abita Purple Haze (21A) - ALL GRAIN

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Item Number:BE1-R03886

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Overhauled the recipe 3/25/2015. Updated the malts, hops, and yeast to a German style lager.
The Abita Brewing Company. Abita Springs, Louisiana.

Makes 5 US gallons
3 Stars
Its Okay
One of my friends called it a cross between Abita Purple Haze and Shocktop Rasp Wheat. Its okay, but the raspberry extract gives the beer a very fake taste. It mellows out over time, but that really fake 'tart' persists and nearly kills the beer for me.
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Reviewed by:  from United States. on 7/6/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Brewed this on August 6th 2011. Color was a nice nuetral light straw/brown. Definately smelled the wheat when steeping and then adding the extract. I used Wyeast American Wheat and brewvint yeast food. bubbling began in about 12 hours out of the fermentor. Went very strong for almost 5 full days before slowing down. Have maintained 68-70 for fermentation temperature. O.G was 1.050 at 75 degrees F. Will post results when bottling time comes around.
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Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
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Had the first one last night....( I confess I couldn't wait the full two weeks) came out great. My Mrs. who is not a huge beer drinker liked it a lot. Said the raspberry ending was great...Did a side by side pour of the commercial version and mine. The AHS recipe was a little darker and my wife said tasted better...she said it seemed to have more character. I thought it held the head well.....tasted great with some Lou Malnati's Pizza as well...This one will age out great.
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Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
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Bottled yesterday F.G. reading was 1.012 corrected so with the math provided by AHS and it comes out to 4.9 a little higher than my estimate of 4.4 to 4.5. when adding the extract the smell going into the bottles was very nice. I am not sure I can wait the two weeks.... And as the first reviewer stated this was very close to the commercial product in color/clarity.....I can't wait to try it...next up Smithwick Ale AHS Style....
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Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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3 Stars
Classic Review
I've tried this recipe several times, and it is OK, but the real Abita Purple Haze is actually a lager. The WLP320 adds quite a lot of yeast flavor to the brew, and doesn't keep it with the style of the real thing. Not sure how cold you can ferment the WLP320 at, but if I was to do this again and NOT lager it, I'd try to ferment as cold as possible within the restrictions of that yeast strain.
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Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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