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Old 11-21-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Yah, will my raspberries cause a new cycle of fermentation from the sugars? I am not home to see it, wondering if it will?!

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It will, but not for long. Most berries only have an ounce or two of fermentable sugar per pound of crushed fruit.

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Sweet, I am really hyped about serving red beer!!!!!!!

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I just did some cherries and it filled the airlock. Might want to keep an eye on it for the first day.

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My wifey just checked it and said there is about 1/2" of red foam on top and the airlock is bubbling away... she is taking pics for me

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My wifey just checked it and said there is about 1/2" of red foam on top and the airlock is bubbling away... she is taking pics for me
Is this your 1st fruit beer? My Cherry Wit is my first attempt with fruit and I'm pretty excited to taste it even though the idea was to make something SWMBO would enjoy.

I found putting the cherries in the secondary was a real pain. Next time, I plan to use a corney as a secondary. I'm thinking that will make life easier.
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This is my first fruit, and it was made for my wife as well... the raspberries were pasteurized at 150F for about 15 minutes which reduced them to juice and mush, so they went through a funnel into the secondary.

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This is my first fruit, and it was made for my wife as well... the raspberries were pasteurized at 150F for about 15 minutes which reduced them to juice and mush, so they went through a funnel into the secondary.
Ya, I did that too, but the cherries were still too much for the funnel. I guess raspberries might be easier because they're smaller to begin with.
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With my cranberry dubbel, nothing much happened, but then, cranberries don't have much sugar. I added a mixture of currant preserves and juice to the secondary of my ephemere clone, and it did get a little krausen and bubbled happily for a day or two, but nothing to really be concerned about...unless, of course, you have no headroom in your vessel.

My mango-peach wit was by far the worst situation, and it was all my fault...me and my stupid impatience. I bottled too soon, and there were apparently still some fruit sugars unfermented. Now, every bottle I open is a gusher. Live and learn...but I would say that, when adding fruit, make absolutely sure that that extra sugar has been fermented out completely before bottling.

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RDWJ: with my cranberries, I added them to boiling water, pureed them somewhat with an immersion blender, boiled that mixture for 10 mins, and it was a prefect puree consistency with many berries still somewhat intact.

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