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Old 08-17-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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I want to make a blueberry wheat beer and I bought a can of the oregon brand fruit puree. The recipe I read said to add this to the secondary. Is this the best method? Should I be concerned about pectin haze or anything else?

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Got this right off their website....

Tips on making Fruit Beers Using Oregon Real Fruit Puree
Always use the fruit puree in the primary or secondary fermenter. Never use it in the boil. Boiling will set the pectin, insure a chill haze and change the flavor. You don’t have to worry about getting an infection because the puree has been commercially sterilized.
When substituting your favorite fruit for the one a recipe calls for, keep in mind that a fruit like raspberry has a stronger flavor than apricot and make the necessary adjustments. A yeast with low attenuation will help preserve the residual sweetness of the fruit. Never dump your beer out because the fruit flavor is too strong. It will mellow with age.

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when i did my blueberry wheat, i added the Oregon fruit puree to the secondary, then racked my beer on top of that (don't remember how much i used though?). got a little more activity from the fruit sugars and what yeast was left in the beer, but no major activity. i'd let it sit for at least another 10 days.

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DeRoux's Broux- how did it turn out?

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I did the same with a raspberry porter. Racked the beer over the raspberry puree in the secondary. Used almost the entire can which i believe was roughly the same size as LME.

(I saved some of the puree for making dinner that night. Raspberry Lemon Pepper-Crusted Chicken, wow did that turn out good. Now hope my porter is as good as the meal!)

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i liked it. i served it w/ fresh blueberries like Boston Beer Works does. if i did it again ('cause i'm not to crazy about fruit beers) i'd do a blueberry ale, not a blueberry wheat.

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