Winner drawn in the Spike Brewing Giveaway - 24 hours to Claim!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Fruit Beers: Do they Have the Seeds of their Own Destruction?
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2013, 07:53 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Posts: 1,323
Liked 144 Times on 112 Posts
Likes Given: 2


A lot of the flavor of fruit comes from the sweetness, which ferments out. If you keg, you can backsweeten and it will bring out more of the fruit flavors. You can also mash hotter to leave you with a higher OG which will help some. you could also add a little lactose, or other unfermentable sweetner. You don't want enough to make the beer sweet, but need something to back up the fruit essence.

JeepDiver is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 488
Liked 32 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 23


I use honey malt to add some sweetness back in.

Here's my Strawberry blonde (I have also used blueberry in that recipe). Both turned out amazing.

Fruit was added after primary fermentation was complete. I didn't bother to use a secondary, though. I just dumped the strawberries straight in to the primary vessel.

AgentHubcap is online now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Light fruit beers with no fruit disasterjustavoided Recipes/Ingredients 7 01-15-2013 04:48 PM
Eve of Destruction Pumpkin Porter Dynachrome Lambic & Wild Brewing 26 12-17-2011 10:52 PM
So much for brew night! (Includes destruction and mayhem) robtotten General Beer Discussion 28 02-13-2010 01:42 PM
The Destruction of Malt djhead Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 08-05-2007 05:36 AM
Carbouy Destruction Glibbidy Equipment/Sanitation 10 04-09-2007 07:30 PM

Newest Threads