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Old 02-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Mango Pale Ale Dilemma

Ok so here's my dilemma ill start with the basics... I've got a mango pale ale in primary thats been fermenting for exactly a week. I will soon be racking it onto 4-5 lbs of mango in a secondary fermenter and will be leaving town on thursday for a week probably more like 10-12 days. So heres my dilemma what should I do?

A: rack onto mango tonight and let sit until thursday when I would then rack it to tertiary and let it clear for the week. My concern for this option being that maybe five days on the mango isnt enough time to get all the flavor.

B: Rack onto mango for the whole 10-12 days that I will be gone then rack when I return. My concern is this may be too much time on the fruit.

C: wait until I get back and rack onto mango for 7 days then into tertiary to clear. I really dont want to do this option because I would really like to free up my carboys for another batch as soon as I get back.

Thanks guys, your thoughts are appreciated

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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I would say one week is a little early, so I would wait till Wednesday to transfer to secondary on the fruit.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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ok so you think it would be fine if i left it on the mango for 12 days?

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Prolly to late, but I'd say 12 days on mangos won't be to bad. I am planning on racking a pilsner onto mangos for about 7-10 days.

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I ended up keeping it on the mango for two weeks it turned out awesome and had a great mango taste towards the end.

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Kk, I just bought 6lbs of whole mangos. Going to chop em up, soak em in vodka, and rack the pilsner onto them. My pilsner is still fermenting and it was pitched on 3/22!!! I think its because I can't get my kegerator about 50*, it normally sits around 46-48.

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How did yours turn out?

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I say rack onto mango and dry hop with Citra for 12 days

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Why the vodka?

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Why the vodka?
Sanitation. You may be adding bacteria when you cut up the mango. The alcohol in the vodka will sanitize it and can be added to the beer with little flavor change.
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