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shayn80 02-19-2010 11:11 PM

How to do a Strawberry Blonde?
 
Wondering here how to make a Strawberry Blonde Ale? My Buddy has a Hefeweizen do we just at strawberry puree to it? Please advise I don't wanna mess this up. And, thank you!

ReverseApacheMaster 02-19-2010 11:49 PM

A hefeweizen is a wheat beer, and it likely will have clove or banana flavors. A blonde is not the same.

You should find a recipe for a blonde ale. After primary fermentation is done, you would add strawberry puree (preferably pasturized) to a secondary and rack the beer on it for as long as it takes to get to the amount of fruit flavor you desire. Then bottle.

You might want to take a look at some of the other fruit-driven beers (raspberry or cherry wheat, other fruit blondes) to get an idea of the process.

Goatey 02-19-2010 11:51 PM

Unfortunately I have a Strawberry Blonde that's currently in the secondary. So I don't yet know how it is.

I actually got the idea from someone on this board. He said it came out pretty well.

It's the Texas Blonde Ale from AHS (it's under the 50 cent beers) and I racked it in the secondary with 38 ounces of frozen strawberries.

I was told to makes sure they're without unsweetened.

I need to keep it in the secondary for another few weeks, I can let you know how it turns out.

mosquitocontrol 02-20-2010 12:05 AM

It's the Texas Blonde Ale from AHS (it's under the 50 cent beers) and I racked it in the secondary with 38 ounces of frozen strawberries.

That's exactly like I've done it. 3-5 lbs of strawberries (frozen). I pasturized them in a couple cups of water at 160 for 20 minutes. Let them cooled before adding to secondary. DO THIS IN A BUCKET. Or else you will have a mess. Add pectic enzyme if you want to be sure its super clear.

I've done this with simple American wheat kits too. Came out just as good. Blueberry blonde made this way was also great.

BigJason 02-20-2010 03:32 AM

Quote:

How to do a Strawberry Blonde?
I had an answer all typed up, and then I realized that you were talking about beer. I've never made one.

HomelessWook 02-20-2010 03:40 AM

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:drum roll - rim shot:

HomelessWook 02-20-2010 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJason (Post 1895951)
I had an answer all typed up, and then I realized that you were talking about beer. I've never made one.

lol - i just read the thread - nice :mug: :ban:

ecojack 02-20-2010 05:54 AM

I also support AHS Texas Blond Ale for my fruit beers! For my strawberry I do a full extract kit (because it's a really easy kit) and secondary with 3lbs of frozen strawberries (thawed). It's been a big hit since the first time I made it!

Bottling some tomorrow actually!

ecojack 02-20-2010 06:03 AM

I also don't puree the strawberries I add.

weirdboy 02-20-2010 06:05 AM

You could try the award winning recipe listed under my name.


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