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When wanting to add a fruity taste

Given that you would like to add fruit flavor to the same vessel that you plan to use for serving, adding actual fruit might become problematic. If you were attempting to add fruit flavor in a ...
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Use of green tea to flavor beer

I've heard of this being done a couple different ways but more or less the same set of variables as with adding coffee to beer. Adding the tea to secondary for a few days to effectively cold-steep ...
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Flavoring Kombucha with herbs

Don't add anything with oils (eg. herbs, herbal and fruit teas) to your initial brew. The flavours will stay in your scoby and the oils will go rancid and impair future brews. Add it to your bottles ...
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Flavoring Cider at bottling

The advice given to me by a professional cider brewer was to put the fruit flavouring in at the last possible moment i.e. At bottling. Use natural fruit pressed and filtered. I have put a small amount ...
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Flavoring Cider at bottling

Are you making still cider or sparkling cider? If you are making sparkling cider than your plan should work since the amount of sugar is negligible. If you are making still cider, you might get a ...
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Flavoring Kombucha with herbs

We use flavoring ingredients like herbs and berries during the initial steep. We don't add anything after the fermentation. We use mint in one of our recipes, and it works well. The advice I would ...
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Foul tasting ale

I brew in China, so I kinda know what you're dealing with. But we have Taobao so nearly everything can be obtained online. A quick look at Alibaba would suggest that at least hops and malt extract ...
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Adding a cherry flavour to cider

All techniques you mention will work, e.g. juice, syrup or fresh fruits. The only concern would be that you will have a fermented cherry flavor, which may not be the same as the fresh cherries you ...
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Adding a cherry flavour to cider

I second JeanMi, fruit or syrup will work. Traditionally the Belgian brewers would add the cherries to the fermented beer then leave it in the conditioning tanks for 12 months as the cherries get ...
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Foul tasting ale

Quite simply - that's isn't a beer nor ale, it would just be the creation of alcohol from the yeast and the sugar. There would be no specific flavours to impart or develop from the yeast and I'm not ...
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PB2 PORTER - BETTER TASTE?

Yeast absorb a lot of those extra tastes from stuff you add to the kettle. If you want to get the maximum taste of a spice or alike, add it as a tincture at bottling time. And even then it may fade ...
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Use of "potions" / secondary

Only if there were more fermentables added from the "potion", i.e. fruit juice or other sugars.
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Flavoring Kombucha with herbs

Like anything else in life unless you want to drink and serve/drink the final product with the leaves in there pull them out once you've gotten the flavor profile you want before bottling.
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Can I add black currant flavour to cider kit?

Disclaimer: I describe only the things i have experience with, or with things similar enough for me to be sure. There are many ways I heard but have no idea about, so feel free, encouraged even, to ...
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Adding natural flavoring in fermentation

These are all options, it's true. The pro to adding flavorings to the boil is sanitation and simplicity, the cons being driving off volatile flavor/aroma compounds both during the boil and during ...
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