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Old 09-22-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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I used this recipe for my Strawberry Blonde except after 1 week I added 5 lbs of strawberries to my primary bucket. 2 weeks later I racked it into the secondary and gave it a quick taste. It definitely has a strawberry flavor, more in the aftertaste however, not much up front. It's also more tart than I would like. Do you think this tartness will mellow after a few weeks in the secondary? Or should I just accept this from strawberries?

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Old 09-22-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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I think it will mellow. Let it age for awhile and try it again.

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Old 09-22-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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+1 that it should mellow while aging. I would think that you could possibly add lactose at bottling to add some sweetness to counter the tartness. Just a thought.

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+1..sounds great - let us know how it turns out after it ages!

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Well I might add some lactose at bottling time, but how much should I add?

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Well this beer finished a while ago and the tartness definitely did fade. I don't know how to describe the flavor, but it's odd, however there is a slight strawberry flavor to it. For some reason the beer is extremely cloudy, even after putting a few bottles in the fridge for 2+ weeks. What would cause this cloudiness? Doesn't seem like yeast because it hasn't fallen out of suspension in the fridge.

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