I have the following recipe in my primary fermenter and had planned on making an apricot ale. I have since realized that apricots are far out of season and my two apricot alternatives are A) make a puree out of dried apricots B) use a pre-made wine/beer apricot puree. I really would like to make this homemade and would like to avoid using dried fruits.
My question is: What fruits/additions (preferably in-season/imported and easily found) would go well with the ingredients already fermenting? As an alternative to an apricot ale. I am thinking blueberries or blackberries? I dont want this beer to be overly sweet however.
RECIPE 0.25 lbs Midwest Wheat Malt info 1.5 lbs American Caramel 10°L info 4 lbs Liquid Wheat Extract info 3 lbs Liquid Light Extract info 0.5 oz Nugget (Pellets, 13.00 %AA) boiled 60 min. info 0.25 oz Nugget (Pellets, 13.00 %AA) boiled 30 min. info 0.25 oz Nugget (Pellets, 13.00 %AA) boiled 15 min. info 1 tsp. Irish Moss @ 15 min (not included in calculations) 4 lb. Apricot Puree @ Secondary (not included in calculations) Yeast : WYeast 1056 American Ale™ info