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Old 02-20-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hey I'm new here and too lazy to search, but was thinking of doing a Blue Berry or a Blood Orange Wheat. I love me some fruit beers and I know the Blue Berry would turn out great but the Blood Orange........ So my question to the experts is, do you think that I can get some Blood Orange Aroma/Taste in a German/American Wheat?
Ohh this will be an Extract Kit from my LHBS, so I don't know the ingredients as of yet.



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why not just put a slice of blood orange in your wheat beer when it's finished?



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why not just put a slice of blood orange in your wheat beer when it's finished?
Thanks for your input Death, but that is just too damn simple for me and an obvious answer I was kind of expecting.

So to Edit this a lil', has any one used Exotic fruit in their beers? And not just Wheat Beers.....
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I took the 5 seconds to search for ya.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/search.php?searchid=1159389

Exotic fruit would be no different then any other. Anything with citrus sounds iffy at best to me but then someone claimed they were going to add OJ to their brew although they never posted how it turned out that I recall.

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when using citrus fruits it tends to be best to use fresh zest or one of the dried peals for sale at the lhbs.

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Old 02-20-2008, 10:08 PM   #7
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I am shooting from the cuff here so feel free to correct me...

The problem as I understand it (and experienced it). Is that the sugars in fresh fruit are fermentable. And we as homebrewers don't pasteurize our beer. So the yeast will be active start to finish.
To impact the flavor as much as adding a slice to the glass will take a lot of fresh fruit in the fermenter. Even then many of the sugars will ferment out. I am not suggesting it can't be done. It will take some experimenting on your part to find the proper amount to add with any fruit.
I wouldn't suggest adding any fresh fruit until the secondary at least.

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http://google.us/search?q=fruit+wheat+site%3Ahomebrewtalk.com

Here's the list of results, the link that Joker posted is a temporary link that "dies" very shortly after querying the server.

It has been done many times. There are both puree's and extract's that you can add to your beer. The above search should show results from mango to mulberry and more, just takes a little bit of readin' and learnin'... after all, isn't time spent on brewing-related activities the best kind of time?
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Get the book extreme brews they have a tasty looking blood oarnge wheat beer recipe in it. What people soon realize once they make home brew beers with fruit is that unless you use a campden tablet and kill the yeast and keg carb the sweetness from fuit will be gone and you will be left with the sour flavor from the fruit..this works well with some but in moderation.IMO

blood oarnge wheat does sound like a tasty summer brew..

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