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Old 07-03-2009, 03:42 AM   #1
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Default Difference of fruit in primary vs. secondary

is there a different outcome if you put fruit in a wit bier in the primary vs the seconday?


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Old 07-03-2009, 04:10 AM   #2
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You'll get more flavor and color using fruit in the secondary.

However, if you put fruit in the secondary, you'll want to consider doing a tertiary to let yeast and fruit debris settle out after the fruit is fermented.


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ahhh right, thanks!
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You'll get more flavor and color using fruit in the secondary.

However, if you put fruit in the secondary, you'll want to consider doing a tertiary to let yeast and fruit debris settle out after the fruit is fermented.
you posted this 2 hours after i kegged my first fruit beer.... I did see little chunks of raspberries float to the top of my keg.... I am sure they will taste good in the middle of a pint...
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Sorry.

You're right, it won't hurt anything unless you let it sit for a really long time. Then you might start getting some astringency from seeds and skin.
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I am going to add strawberries (frozen) to the third week of my primary. I rarely secondary. Any issues with this method?


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