Notes on how long to let this sit on the berries:
I've made this recipe three times. I just racked the latest batch into a keg last night. Each time through I've played with the time the beer spends sitting on strawberries. My method for adding the berries is to put 4 pounds of whole, frozen berries from Aldi (econo grocery store) into a sanitized nylon bag, dunk the whole thing in starsan a couple times, and gently lower the bag into my primary bucket ( I do not secondary.) The bucket stays in the high 60s the entire time.
I've noticed slight differences in the final strawberry flavor/aroma in the finished product depending on the time the berries were in the beer. I've done 2 weeks, 3 weeks, and 4 weeks. Each time the beer turns out fantastic. It is a crowd favorite for sure. However, it seems like the longer time on the berries pushes the flavor toward strawberry preserves. The shorter time leaves a fresher berry flavor/aroma. Anyone else notice a difference? Just thought I'd share.