I've decided that i'd like to make a apricot hefeweizen. I made up a Honeyweizen kit from NB, and I'd like to add the apricots to the secondary. I couldn't find fresh or frozen apricots, so i pickedup on some cans of apricot in pear juice. So my questions are:
1) are these acceptable?
2) should i rinse them to get the pear juice off.
3) How do i fit something the size of an apricot into the small entrance of a carboy.
4) is there anything else i should know?