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Old 01-03-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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I'm looking to try some new things with my brewing. I have a 2011 hopnog kit that I plan on brewing this weekend. I was thinking of adding some strawberries to the boil at the end and let them steep for a few minutes. A strawberry IPA. Bad idea? Should I just let it be and brew the hopnog as is, them my next batch just do a simple wheat beer for the strawberries? I just don't want to mess up a good kit.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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How many strawberries are you thinking about adding? I feel like you'd need to add a lot to get any noticeable flavor.



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Old 01-04-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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I was hoping for advice. I was thinking 5lbs or so. I've read of people using upwards of 8, but that was in the secondary fermenter.

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5 lbs sounds like it would do the trick. I've only added fruit in the secondary and have had pretty good results so I can't give any personal advice on adding to the boil. I'm not sure if going through the primary fermentation would get rid of the strawberry flavors...

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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I've decided to let the hopnog be what it is. After I brew it, then it's game on with the fruit!

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Nice!



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