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Old 05-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Okay, I am looking for a little input for plan to make a strawberry wheat beer. I currently have 10 gallons of this fermenting:
8# wheat
8# 2 row
Mashed at 152 for 60 min.
1 ounce Hallertau at 60 (3.4 AA 6 IBU)

My question is when It comes to adding fruit. I am going to juice the fruit and pasteurize in a ziplock in hot water. Then add sorbate to the beer before the fruit to stop fermentation. Any thoughts?

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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I've never used sorbate in beer but am curious to hear how this turns out. I assume you'll be kegging though.

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Yes, I will be kegging. It just seems to me that it makes sense just like you would with back sweetening a cider. Like I said I would be heating the juice in a bag. I plan on consuming this fairly quickly so I dont have to worry about shelf life.

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Yeah, definitely sounds like it would work. Maybe let the fruit sugars to ferment for a day depending on desired sweetness and abv.

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