Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Blueberries

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
RayRaysBrewCo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sylvania, Ohio
Posts: 5
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Hello all! This is my first post here.

I brewed a porter yesterday which I intend to add blueberry to for a subtle blueberry taste. I purchased the blueberry extract at the HBS, but am feeling like it may provide too much of an over-powering or even artificial blueberry flavor. The recipe actually calls for four pounds of frozen, but I am considering using fresh when I rack to secondary. Anyone have experience with blueberry extract, fresh or frozen? Thanks for any and all input.

__________________
RayRaysBrewCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
SpacemanSpiff
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SpacemanSpiff's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 193
Liked 19 Times on 13 Posts

Default

I've made a blueberry wheat a couple times. Once using frozen and once using fresh that I froze myself. Blueberries freeze really well so I don't think there's much difference I've never used extract before.
The first time I used 5 lbs. The beer turned pretty pink and the blueberry flavor was definitely there. At first I think it was even too strong but after some aging it was really good. The last time I used 3 lbs and got a much more subtle flavor with very little color impact. It was a good beer but I would've liked a little more blueberry flavor in it. Makes it sound like 4 lbs is the right number but with a natural product you can never be sure.
I'd recommend starting on the low end and see if it has the impact you want. If not, try more on the next batch.

__________________
SpacemanSpiff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
RayRaysBrewCo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sylvania, Ohio
Posts: 5
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Good deal. Thanks for the input!

__________________
RayRaysBrewCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blueberries en masse Jivetyrant Recipes/Ingredients 3 06-29-2012 03:30 PM
Blueberries yzf426scott Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-08-2010 10:47 PM
Blueberries in my hefeweizen deyoung General Techniques 12 11-04-2009 04:58 AM
Free Blueberries!! LuigiMario Wine Making Forum 3 11-02-2009 11:25 PM
Blueberries Pedro- Recipes/Ingredients 4 03-22-2007 09:58 PM