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Old 08-03-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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Maybe you should've thawed and mushed up the blueberries. I just brewed my wheat this saturday so i have not racked onto the fruit yet.


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Old 08-03-2009, 05:08 PM   #12
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They were thawed frozen blueberries

i did mush them, but not very dedicate. Im just guessing that my meade making experience was closer to where i should have been (10-15 lbs for 5 gallons)


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Old 08-03-2009, 08:51 PM   #13
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6 lbs in 5 gallons should give you a bit of flavor but more noticeably an aroma of blueberries. 10 - 15 lbs in 5 gallons would add more flavor, especially if you were at 3 lbs / gallon. Like someone said earlier, blueberries don't have a ton of flavor on their own (generally speaking).

Don't know if that helps but that's what I can add.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:13 AM   #14
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im going to add blueberries to a pale ale this weekend, 6lbs for a 5 gallon batch, really? im looking for just a hint of blueberry, not blueberry with a hint of beer. any input?
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i put 6lbs in my 5 G American what, lots of color, very little flavr!
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i put 6lbs in my 5 G American what, lots of color, very little flavr!
hmm, i was hoping for flavor and no color. thats no fun!
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hmm, i was hoping for flavor and no color. thats no fun!
Use a bottle of LD Carlson's extract then.

I'm convinced that all blueberry, raspberry, or cherry wheat commercial brewers out there must use extracts and no fruit. Look at the pic above... And that's with a minimal amount. No way can you keep a beer yellow unless it's the clear extract.
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I put 6lbs frozen in my porter and it came out awesome. Just enough blueberry flavor, and a slight pinkish/purpule to the head.
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hmm, i was hoping for flavor and no color. thats no fun!
added 8 more lbs last night! give it a week and half and see how its looking


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