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Old 04-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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I just started a cider and need a little help.

Here's what i've done thusfar:

4gal 100% "natural" apple juice (only juice, nothing added, not filtered)
2 cans apple juice concentrate
32oz water + 1 lb wheat DME (I have found this adds a little body & head retention, which I like)
Wyeast 4766

Things are going nicely, but....

I'd like to add blueberry @ secondary (in 1 week), what's the best way to get good blueberry flavor? How many lbs? 3?

Also, I plan on adding one more can of concentrate and 1# of corn sugar at secondary to help keep the fermentation going as I know blueberry can be tricky and slow @ fermentation.


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Old 04-16-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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I just started a cider and need a little help.

Here's what i've done thusfar:

4gal 100% "natural" apple juice (only juice, nothing added, not filtered)
2 cans apple juice concentrate
32oz water + 1 lb wheat DME (I have found this adds a little body & head retention, which I like)
Wyeast 4766

Things are going nicely, but....

I'd like to add blueberry @ secondary (in 1 week), what's the best way to get good blueberry flavor? How many lbs? 3?

Also, I plan on adding one more can of concentrate and 1# of corn sugar at secondary to help keep the fermentation going as I know blueberry can be tricky and slow @ fermentation.


Thanks!
you probably want to add them in the primary
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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you probably want to add them in the primary
Makes sense. Just add it all to the primary in a few days?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:48 AM   #4
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Everything I have read says that blueberries have a very subtle and mild flavour when fermented, and are recommended to be added in the secondary, not primary.

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I agree with Machalel. I have added frozen fruit to my secondary and have all turned out nice. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. All have added a nice flavor, but since I've heard to introduce them when I start my secondary, I've actually never tried throwing them into the primary. From what I gather, it seems like the flavors may be more natural and pure by adding them later. I'm guessing because the yeast activity has calmed a bit come secondary time.

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:06 AM   #6
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Everything I have read says that blueberries have a very subtle and mild flavour when fermented, and are recommended to be added in the secondary, not primary.
good to know, dont believe me, i have no experience with secondaries
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Blueberry in the secondary it is.


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