Hi, I was thinking of adding some raspberries or other fruit to a 10 gallon batch of American Wheat I have in our conical (just brewed last night). I know the wheat doesn’t usually go to secondary so I was hoping for some advice. A few questions:
1. Should we drop the trub after primary is complete (putting it into secondary) and then add fruit? If so, how long should it stay in secondary with the fruit?
2. How much fruit is good for a 10 gallon batch? We don’t want a huge amount of raspberry but a nice hint.
3. For previous batches we used priming sugar in the bottles. Thinking of adding the sugar directly to the conical (still need to do some research on this!) Will the addition of fruit affect the amount of priming sugar?
Just had a thought! We have some of the Mr. Beer containers. Could we rack the beer on the fruit in one of those as the secondary? That way we could have 1 with raspberry and 1 with cranberry or whatever...I can't think of a downside right now except for brief introduction of oxygen but it would be a quick fill with the valve. I'd love to get a few different flavors from the batch
I appreciate the help, much thanks!