My wife is a big fan of Pyramid's Apricot Ale. I am thinking of making something similar, but am having issues deciding when to add the apricot.
I am planning on using a summer ale extract from my local brew shop, and adding the apricot later, but I am slightly confused when and how much to add.
I've read two different but somewhat similar things. One method is to make the summer ale extract recipe, then add the apricot essence during the secondary (4 oz.)
Another I read said to add 2 lbs of Apricot puree to secondary.
My intuition says to add 2 lbs of puree to the wort after the hour long boil during the 15 minute steep of grains and aroma hops, and then in the secondary, add the 4 oz of apricot essence at the secondary. My second option is to add the 2lbs of puree to the secondary and go with that.