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Old 04-25-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Adding canned apricots to secondary

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?

Thanks everyone!

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Old 04-25-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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Dried apricots would be a much better choice IMO and any supermarket will have those.

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Old 04-25-2010, 12:23 PM   #3
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Really? I'd never even thought about that. what kind of quantities would i need for a 5 gallon batch?

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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Apricot Puree is also a good choice. Oregon Fruit Puree is available in supermarkets, and home brew stores as well. If you do use the canned apricots, i'd rinse them off, then blend them.

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Old 04-25-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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is there any prep i need to do with the dried apricot? I have 24oz of it (prob not nearly enough) but i need to get this done tonight when i transfer to secondary. thanks

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