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Old 02-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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I have a porter extract kit brew in my primary now. I added 5lbs of figs that had soaked in brandy for months to the last 5 mins of my boil. I used a grain bag for easy management of the removal of the figs.
Then I put the figs in a blender (along with the brandy they had soaked in which I boiled to cook out the alcohol) and made a puree.
Then then puree went into the freezer.
I plan to add this puree to my secondary.
Question: do I need to thaw it out before adding it to the beer when I put it in the secondary? Does it have to be a certain temp? Are there any other "precautions" or steps I should take before adding this puree to my secondary?

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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I've never added fruit to a beer. But I would definitely thaw it before adding it to the secondary.

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:10 AM   #3
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I've added apricots, strawberries, and blueberries, all with differing success. The apricot was a canned purée but the others were frozen berries that I thawed first.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #4
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I have added fruit 2 primary and secondary is in the past but it was never frozen so I wasn't sure how to go about this. I guess I'll just throw it in the refrigerator a couple days before to let it thaw out and then maybe set it on the counter for a few hours to get to room temperature just before adding it to my secondary. Honestly, my biggest concern is how I'm going to manage to keep a bunch of sediment out of my beer if I'm adding a finally blended puree to my secondary. Hopefully it will all drop out to the bottom of the bucket and then I could just siphon above it when I bottle.

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