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The use of fruit as an adjunct.

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Orange wine - do these recipes make sense?

I've been thinking of making orange wine. I have found a few recipes online, though I'm not sure if these recipes make sense. The first one: https://homefarmer.co.uk/orange-wine-recipe/ Two more: http:...
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Can cider ferment in under a week?

I started a cider brew one week ago and when taking the gravity today it was 1.000, the starting gravity was 1.065 which according to the calculators online I have an abv of 8.5% (ish). Is it possible ...
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Sweetening a tart fruit beer?

So I'm doing a first attempt at a Blackberry Wheat beer, per a request from a co-worker. All seems to be fine and good, however before I went to bottle I tasted it and, not unexpectedly, it is a ...
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Lockdown Pineapple Beer : A few newbie questions and requests for any advice or comments

Newbie here ... first post. Newbie brewer ... first attempt at Pineapple Beer. I'm posting my narrative, with a few questions at the end. Feel free to tell me where I could improve or change, or ...
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Will this work?

If I make 1.25 gallons of mead with Lalvin 71B, and put half in one gallon carboy for secondary and half in another gallon carboy. To fill the carboy I will use fruit juice or fresh fruit, possibly ...
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Rinsing frozen red currants

I picked some garden grown red currants a good while ago and threw them straight in the freezer without washing them. I'm planning on making wine with them soon. Most recipes I've read recommend ...
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Is it necessary to pasteurize frozen juice concentrate used for brewing?

For my ciders, I've always either pasteurized the juice when I've started with fruit, or else used pasteurized bottled juice. It seems to me that frozen concentrate should be a quick & dirty (...
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How to calculate ABV when adding fermentable sugar or fruit to secondary fermentation?

Fermentable Sugar, e.g. Maple Syrup I brewed a Maple Stout before Christmas in which I racked the beer to a secondary fermentation vessel where I added 550g of Maple Syrup. I let it sit at 12ºC for 4 ...
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Yeast and flower for raspberries and rye beer

I'm thinking about making a rye/raspberries mixed beer in a 3:1 d water (basified with Mg(OH)2 to PH 6.5)/glucose ~0.1% some flower smoke (not sure what flower yet). What yeast should I use to get a ...
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Adding a cherry flavour to cider

What is the best way to add cherry flavour to cider batch? I previously tried adding whole mashed cherries to the carboy at the beginning of primary fermentation. Would it have been been to first ...
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Brewing a fruit beer with WLP648: keeping it on primary for an extra three weeks before adding fruit

I am making a basil-raspberry sour with WLP648 as yeast. Unfortunately I need to go on a work trip for the next 2-3 weeks and the beer has not fully attenuated fully. I was wondering if it hurts to ...
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Should fruit in secondary produce CO2?

I had a Belgian Dubbel in primary about two weeks, ending up with a gravity of 1.016. Then 3 days ago I racked onto 5.5 lbs of cherries, leaving the yeast cake behind. I expected the residual yeast ...
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preparing fruit for secondary

What is the best method for preparing different fruits for fruit additions into secondary fermentors? There are issues of sanitation and good fruit to wort contact, via chopping, slicing, mincing or ...
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How would one add authentic coconut flavor to a fermented beer?

I have about 5 gallons of regular nut brown ale (in the fermenter now) that I plan to bring to a festival. Since it is going to be served at a festival and folks will only be drinking 2 ounces at a ...
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How to sanitise cherries?

I intend to make a melomel based on a Polish trójniak with (sour) cherries. As we're in season, I will probably buy fresh fruit at my local grocery store or market. What I wonder about is how to best ...
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Cherry vishnick

I've been looking for recipes for cherry vishnick and most of them involve just putting the cherries into a jar of vodka for several weeks. I'd been looking for a recipe that involves fermentation. I ...
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Adding fruit to beer

I'd like to give orange flavor and smell to my batch. When do you think is the best time to add it? Is it best to add orange while the wort is boiling or add it to primary fermentation? Thank you for ...
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Can you mash bananas?

I've been thinking about making a wheat-beer with bananas and a little bit of chocolate malt. My question is can you mash bananas in the mash-tun to convert the sugars/starches and get more banana ...
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Refermentation with fruits and sugar

I recently brewed a wheat beer that is now in primary fermentation. I planned on using yuzu juice after primary to give a special taste. Also, after some thought I wanted to add a little ABV (from ...
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What hops provide the guava-like taste of some IPAs?

IPAs like Bear Republic's Racer 5 and Coronado Brewing Company's Islander IPA have a distinct guava-like scent and flavor character. Is there a particular variety of hops that produces this, or is it ...
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Replicating the Elvis Juice IPA

I am trying to replicate Brewdog's Elvis Juice Grapefruit infused IPA. From what I understand you need to add peels of grapefruit and orange to it. Are these added during the boil or on secondary? ...
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How to get fruit aroma without a lot of the flavor into a beer

I haven’t started doing a lot of brewing just yet but I’ve had some ideas for beers I want to attempt to make. One is a stout with some cherry. I’ve tasted a stout with cherry but I ended up not much ...
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Fruit puree suspended in beer

I brewed a saison which I racked onto secondary together with apricot puree. One week down the line I did a measurement and noticed the fruit puree is suspended in the beer. I think I'll wait for ...
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Dry hopping fruit beer

I am making a batch of apricot honey ale. i just added my appricots on secondary and want to dry hop later. Do I need to rack the beer to tertiary before dry hopping or just throw in the hops once ...
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Will I get quick and easy fruit soda if I just add yeast to fruit juice and leave it in a closed fermenter for a day or two?

Title basically says it all; I'm thinking about putting about a 16th to an 8th of a teaspoon of dry champagne yeast in a 16oz grolsch bottle mostly full of orange juice, shaking it up, and letting it ...
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Creating a fruit saison: when to add the fruit and rack to secondary?

I want to create a fruit saison, I used some interesting hops (centenial and citra) and intend to rack to secondary ontop of the fruit puree (I will also dry hop with citra). The question I now have ...
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Fruit 'wine' - acetic acid and alcohol

I did a little bit of a fermentation experiment by adding water to a large jar half full of fruit (nectarines). I did not add any sugar or yeast. The final product is very sour, which I'm assuming is ...
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Will supermarket fruits make a good wine?

I was wondering if using fruits from a supermarket would make a good wine or not. At the moment I have been buying frozen berry packs which work great but I am looking to branch out into more ...
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Making Jam with Fruit Pulp?

As you can see I've got my mixed berry wine pulp. It has sugar mixed in and a liter of water. My question is: Can I use the pulp left over to make jam? Has anybody attempted this?
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Adding peaches during the boil or during secondary?

I'm thinking about doing a Peach IPA, recipe isn't set in stone yet. I definitely want to taste the peaches, but I don't want it to taste like someone spilled beer in an a peach juice bottle. I'm ...
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Fruit Beer—Hard Time Finding the Correct Fruit

I'm trying my hand at making an apricot wheat beer (my first fruit beer). The recipe I'm using instructs me to add apricot puree after the wort has fermented for approximately 3 days and recommended ...
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Adding Orange and/or Corriander to Secondary

I just brewed a witbier. After tasting it out of the primary it doesn't quite have the taste I'm looking for. I'd like to add some orange and/or coriander to the secondary, but I'm not sure how long ...
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Is it safe to allow strawberries to ferment for 60 days

I've added frozen strawberries to the primary fermenter for a Cider I'm making. I plan to ferment 30 days in primary, then transfer to a secondary for another 30 days. Question 1: Is 30 days to long ...
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What kind of infection shows a white film with dots in secondary?

Hi! Okay, so around month ago I made a saison with some mixed frozen strawberries (1 week in the freezer) added to the primary fermentation (fermented with S.Cerevisiae strain). After three weeks I'...
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How to add fruit to beer

What is the best way to add fruit to a beer? I'm afraid boiling it will break down the fruit too much (a muslin bag could fix this I guess), but I'm not sure how to add it to the fermenter without ...
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Cleaning/Prepping frozen strawberries for a strawberry blonde

A simple enough question for thoughtful answers. Some good recipes out there for Strawberry Blondes. All the normal tips are understood, i.e., 1#/gal, strawberries will likely kickstart fermentation ...
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Mojito beer help

I am trying to make a beer that taste kind of like a mojito to try. I am thinking of doing 4lbs 2row and 4lb wheat with a lb of molasses to get around 5% abv. I am just wondering what hops to use and ...
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Pressing own fruits/berries

I'm planning to make a berry cider this year and considering using fresh berries (raspberry or blackberry). Does any body knows basic stats on raspberries or blackberries, like how many pounds do ...
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White Stuff — is it bad?

I just brewed a raspberry wheat w/ ~2.5 lbs of frozen (organic) raspberries added to the secondary. I waited about 23 days after adding the berries to bottle, and when I went down to the basement to ...
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Possibly infected mead: is it worth keeping?

I tried making cherry mead again (the first time I tried this it got infected). I tried again yesterday, and it looks like I've got some sort of contamination ("infection"). This time I thought that ...
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Infusing a beer with grapefruit

I was recently at a beer festival and one of the breweries (Fulton) had a delicious pale ale that had been infused with grapefruit. I asked the brewer how they did it and he told me that the night ...
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Adding Apple/Caramel to Brown Ale

Fellow home brewer here with a question. My buddies and I are looking at making an Apple Caramel Brown Ale for this fall but are having trouble agreeing on a way to add the apple and caramel. We'd ...
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Accidentally made blueberry wine - but is it safe?

I bought some bottled blueberries, and after eating most of them left the remainder in their liquid (a light syrup). After several months in the cupboard it's fizzy, alcoholic, and quite pleasant ...
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Brewing with fruit

I have an IPA recipe that makes heavy use of Mosaic and El Dorado hops. I think that adding some tropical fruit to the recipe would accentuate the hops quite well. I buy frozen mango a lot and was ...
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How much free (ie, fermentable) suger is contained in canned fruit puree and how does this affect gravity?

Going to add one can (49oz) of Vintners Harvest Peach Puree to secondary and curious if/how much this will raise gravity. The nutritional label states the can contains 190 grams of sugar, but not ...
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Need advice on flavoring/sweetening my homebrew cider

I've just finished my primary fermentation and have produced a cider that is coming in at 5.2%. I am about to bottle my cider and add some priming sugar to give it a bit of a fizz. I would like to try ...
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Prickly Pear Beer Experiment

I have 1.5lbs of prickly pears and want to make a 2gal all grain batch from them. My question is how should I add the prickly pears? Should I smash them and only add the juice? or maybe Cut off ...
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Watermelon Wheat Beer - Bitter Taste

After a week of primary fermentation, I tried adding about 8 pounds of watermelon puree to my secondary fermenter and took a gravity and taste test 10 days later. The beer still tastes very tart/...
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Berry cider using only berries

I have an abundance of fresh black raspberries available and would like to try my hand at a cider using only black raspberries. I'll be starting with a one gallon batch. I am not sure how many ...
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can I use granulated sugar in place of brewing sugar? [duplicate]

I've got my first home brew kit for blackberry wine, can I use normal household granulated sugar instead of brewing sugar?