Blackberry Hard Seltzer Recipe Kit

  • Glass filled with blackberry hard seltzer with berries by the glass.

Blackberry Hard Seltzer Recipe Kit

SKU B11680B

PRICE AS CONFIGURED:

$19.99

Price Per BOTTLE: $0.41

Product Details

Bold & Bursting with Flavor

Meet the latest hard seltzer flavor, perfect for the warmer months. We love all the citrus flavors, but what about a new juicy favorite? Bold and bursting with flavor, our new blackberry hard seltzer utilizes all-natural crystallized blackberry powder (no weird artificial flavors or preservatives here) and it comes in at 5.5% ABV.  Kick-off your Socks & Sandals (or keep them on we don't judge) and enjoy luscious blackberry flavors all summer long. 

All our hard seltzer kits are designed with all-natural ingredients, and no artificial flavors or additives.

Note: Yeast is included in the kit

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Alternative Fermentation
  • Fermentation Range: 60-80F
  • Original Gravity: 1.035
  • SRM: 0
  • IBUs: 0
  • ABV: 5.5%

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Fresh blackberry notes
  • Appearance: Crystal clear
  • Flavor: Crisp, refreshing with juicy blackberry notes
  • Mouthfeel: Very light body with a tongue-tingling effervescence

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Development Brewer:

“Hard seltzer waters are all the rage these days, so why not ride the wave? This kit is a very simple and straightforward fermentation consisting only of dextrose (corn sugar). The resulting product is boozy water, coming in right at about 5.5% ABV and is then flavored with all-natural crystallized blackberry powder.

To ensure the best results with this kit, be sure to follow the directions and add the yeast nutrient packets according to the schedule described. Adding yeast nutrients in staggered additions ensures that the yeast remain happy and healthy and will avoid any off-flavors that stressed-out yeast can generate.

The fermentation will be complete within 2 weeks or so, but be sure to leave this batch sit for a few additional weeks to allow the yeast to drop out of solution and leave behind a clear beverage.

We have also included more flavoring than likely needed, so you can decide how intense to make the flavor - add a little at a time and taste until you are happy with the taste."

Additional Information

SKU

B11680B

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.035

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Hard Seltzer
Fermentation Type Ale
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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Mike W.
My experience

I have brewed dozens of their beer kits with great success, however these seltzer kits are trash. I ordered four kits and brewed the first kit per the instructions but did not take any specific gravity measurements assuming it would land somewhat close to the desired ABV like any other kit I received from them in the past. The first batch was a raspberry and like many reviews the flavor was almost nonexistent and tasted like dead yeast. I suspected the ABV was very low but couldn’t be sure without any measurements, that’s on me. Fast forward to the second batch, I brewed exactly to the instructions, fermented in a warmer environment (70 degrees Fahrenheit) added yeast nutrient as instructed. Today was week 5 (I gave one week extra to help the dead yeast settle out) and about to keg the batch I checked my gravity and realized it had barely fermented. OG 1.034 down to 1.026 = 1.05% ABV. Also, out of the four kits, at least one yeast packet was expired by six months. I did not check the date on the first batch but I assumed that was expired as well and resulted in the low ABV and yeast flavor.This second batch I ensured the y east was not expired and rehydrated it per the yeast instructions but still failed to ferment. I have pitched another yeast packet (from my 3rd kit) to see if this will finish fermentation before dumping it down the drain. If the additional yeast does work, I will need to order two more yeast packets and additional flavoring for the remaining kits. I have already purchased additional flavoring for the current batch, if it ever gets beyond sugar water stage. In closing, save your money, buy your wife’s hard seltzer elsewhere and continue brewing your exceptional beers like I wish to had. Good luck and happy home brewing. I would give zero stars if possible but the 1 star reviews don’t even appear. 🤷‍♂️

M
Mike
Don’t waste your money

I have brewed dozens of their beer kits with great success, however these seltzer kits are trash. I ordered four kits and brewed the first kit per the instructions but did not take any specific gravity measurements assuming it would land somewhat close to the desired ABV like any other kit I received from them in the past. The first batch was a raspberry and like many reviews the flavor was almost nonexistent and tasted like dead yeast. I suspected the ABV was very low but couldn’t be sure without any measurements, that’s on me. Fast forward to the second batch, I brewed exactly to the instructions, fermented in a warmer environment (70 degrees Fahrenheit) added yeast nutrient as instructed. Today was week 5 (I gave one week extra to help the dead yeast settle out) and about to keg the batch I checked my gravity and realized it had barely fermented. OG 1.034 down to 1.026 = 1.05% ABV. Also, out of the four kits, at least one yeast packet was expired by six months. I did not check the date on the first batch but I assumed that was expired as well and resulted in the low ABV and yeast flavor.This second batch I ensured the y east was not expired and rehydrated it per the yeast instructions but still failed to ferment. I have pitched another yeast packet (from my 3rd kit) to see if this will finish fermentation before dumping it down the drain. If the additional yeast does work, I will need to order two more yeast packets and additional flavoring for the remaining kits. I have already purchased additional flavoring for the current batch, if it ever gets beyond sugar water stage. In closing, save your money, buy your wife’s hard seltzer elsewhere and continue brewing your exceptional beers like I wish to had. Good luck and happy home brewing.

M
Mark D.
Blackberry Seltzer

Worst kit I have ever purchased. The kit did not work at all! I asked for support a couple of times and received absolutely nothing in the way of support. I am done purchasing from Midwest and Northern Brewing.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
33%
(1)
0%
(0)
67%
(2)
M
Mike W.
My experience

I have brewed dozens of their beer kits with great success, however these seltzer kits are trash. I ordered four kits and brewed the first kit per the instructions but did not take any specific gravity measurements assuming it would land somewhat close to the desired ABV like any other kit I received from them in the past. The first batch was a raspberry and like many reviews the flavor was almost nonexistent and tasted like dead yeast. I suspected the ABV was very low but couldn’t be sure without any measurements, that’s on me. Fast forward to the second batch, I brewed exactly to the instructions, fermented in a warmer environment (70 degrees Fahrenheit) added yeast nutrient as instructed. Today was week 5 (I gave one week extra to help the dead yeast settle out) and about to keg the batch I checked my gravity and realized it had barely fermented. OG 1.034 down to 1.026 = 1.05% ABV. Also, out of the four kits, at least one yeast packet was expired by six months. I did not check the date on the first batch but I assumed that was expired as well and resulted in the low ABV and yeast flavor.This second batch I ensured the y east was not expired and rehydrated it per the yeast instructions but still failed to ferment. I have pitched another yeast packet (from my 3rd kit) to see if this will finish fermentation before dumping it down the drain. If the additional yeast does work, I will need to order two more yeast packets and additional flavoring for the remaining kits. I have already purchased additional flavoring for the current batch, if it ever gets beyond sugar water stage. In closing, save your money, buy your wife’s hard seltzer elsewhere and continue brewing your exceptional beers like I wish to had. Good luck and happy home brewing. I would give zero stars if possible but the 1 star reviews don’t even appear. 🤷‍♂️

M
Mike
Don’t waste your money

I have brewed dozens of their beer kits with great success, however these seltzer kits are trash. I ordered four kits and brewed the first kit per the instructions but did not take any specific gravity measurements assuming it would land somewhat close to the desired ABV like any other kit I received from them in the past. The first batch was a raspberry and like many reviews the flavor was almost nonexistent and tasted like dead yeast. I suspected the ABV was very low but couldn’t be sure without any measurements, that’s on me. Fast forward to the second batch, I brewed exactly to the instructions, fermented in a warmer environment (70 degrees Fahrenheit) added yeast nutrient as instructed. Today was week 5 (I gave one week extra to help the dead yeast settle out) and about to keg the batch I checked my gravity and realized it had barely fermented. OG 1.034 down to 1.026 = 1.05% ABV. Also, out of the four kits, at least one yeast packet was expired by six months. I did not check the date on the first batch but I assumed that was expired as well and resulted in the low ABV and yeast flavor.This second batch I ensured the y east was not expired and rehydrated it per the yeast instructions but still failed to ferment. I have pitched another yeast packet (from my 3rd kit) to see if this will finish fermentation before dumping it down the drain. If the additional yeast does work, I will need to order two more yeast packets and additional flavoring for the remaining kits. I have already purchased additional flavoring for the current batch, if it ever gets beyond sugar water stage. In closing, save your money, buy your wife’s hard seltzer elsewhere and continue brewing your exceptional beers like I wish to had. Good luck and happy home brewing.

M
Mark D.
Blackberry Seltzer

Worst kit I have ever purchased. The kit did not work at all! I asked for support a couple of times and received absolutely nothing in the way of support. I am done purchasing from Midwest and Northern Brewing.