Originally Posted by jpsloan
I believe that, for a fair taste of fruit, you can go with 1lb fruit per gallon of beer. That's based on racking the beer onto the fruit in secondary. I'm not sure how flavor carries through a primary fermentation, and I suspect it'll kill a lot of it.
1lb. per gallon will give you a STRONG fruit flavor. It will be more fruit than beer at that point, unless you use a non-potent fruit like blueberries, etc. With peach I would say you could experiment up to higher fruit ratios if you are going for a fruit beer. However, if you are looking for a beer with some fruit flavor, I would start low and work your way up on the ratios. Or you could say to hell with it, and dump a random amount of fruit in and see what happens.
I rack onto a bed of fruit because it is easier and you don't have to mess around with volume calculations to make sure you aren't overflowing your carboy.
Good luck!!!! and happy fruiting