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Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone added fruit flavoring in the keg? I have an American wheat that is just a touch too bitter, and was wondering if a little sweetness would help balance it out? It's force carbing now. I thought about maybe boiling some blueberries or raspberries and straining, then adding that directly to the keg. Any ideas on how much fruit:water, or other fruit ideas? I have bitter orange peel, but I don't want it to be more bitter. Thanks!

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Bumpity bump.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Nobody has any thoughts on this? I was hoping to get it done today... Thanks!

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I've added bing cherries to my hefes several times. They were fresh and all I did was wash them with starsan, pitted them, put them in a hop sack, and added to the keg. I used 2 pounds worth and it tasted awesome. You could also just add a can of concentrated fruit juice too, no need to sanitize.

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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Thanks. I'll go to the store today and see what they have.

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Just go to a high end grocery store and look for a really good fruit juice to add to it. That way you can add some, taste it, and add more if you like. I've got a good grocery store by me that has 100% cherry juice, raspberry juice, blueberry juice, etc. If you don't see it in the juice aisle, check the organic aisle.

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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Juice seems to be the way to go, just added some fresh strawberry juice to a wheat at kegging and it's coming along nicely. I tried the extract you can buy at LHBS and it turned out very "artificial" tasting..

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