Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > HELP NEEDED - Fruit puree added to primary

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
msilver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8
Default HELP NEEDED - Fruit puree added to primary

Hi All -

I just finished brewing my first fruit beer yesterday and I am a bit concerned.

I pureed 4 lbs of frozen mixed berries and added to primary BEFORE adding any yeast (after aerating the wort). The fermentation has started now, but I have a few questions:

1) Is there a high risk of contamination since I did not pasteurize the berries?
2) Will adding to primary ruin any fruit taste and only make it tart?
3) If there is any chance of salvaging the beer, how long would you recommend for primary before moving to secondary?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike

__________________
msilver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
msilver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8
Default

Bueller?

__________________

Last edited by msilver; 12-05-2011 at 11:48 PM.
msilver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2011, 02:27 AM   #3
ReverseApacheMaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,887
Liked 229 Times on 192 Posts

Default

It will probably be fine. You'll know if it's contaminated in a few weeks or so. Since you added the fruit to primary you should leave it for a few weeks and don't bother with the secondary.

__________________
ReverseApacheMaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2011, 05:41 AM   #4
msilver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks for the advice - will do!

__________________
msilver 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
Oregon puree vs. fresh fruit jmulligan Recipes/Ingredients 14 05-13-2010 01:36 AM
Oregon Fruit Puree nsrstka Recipes/Ingredients 3 07-16-2008 02:47 AM
Sources for fruit puree aekdbbop Recipes/Ingredients 8 07-09-2008 02:12 AM
Promash settings for Oregon Fruit Products puree, or should I use fruit essence extra robertjm Recipes/Ingredients 6 11-14-2006 01:42 PM
Beer w/Oregon Fruit Puree veggiess Recipes/Ingredients 6 06-22-2006 05:59 AM