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Old 06-06-2008, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone tried this - fruit flavored water in beer

So there I was drinking a fruit 2-o and I says to myself "Self, I wonder if this would work as sparge water in a light fruity brew"

Anyone ever try it?

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:56 AM   #2
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So there I was drinking a fruit 2-o and I says to myself "Self, I wonder if this would work as sparge water in a light fruity brew"

Anyone ever try it?
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Interesting concept though, but I think it would go south in the boil.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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Expensive?

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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Just so you are aware, most artificial sweeteners lose some sweetness when you heat them.

Sparging a wheat with a lemon fruit20 doesn't sound horrible though. Expensive, but not horrible...

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Artificial sweeteners are also completely unfermentable. So, you may be sweetening your beer beyond repair.

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So maybe adding it post-fermentation is the answer.

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