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Old 07-23-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default What's your favorite fruit extract flavoring?

I want to put it into a Blonde Ale. It sounds like Strawberry is getting mixed reviews -- any suggestions?


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Extract - no

Puree - blueberry


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I'm making 10 gallons of BM's Centennial blond tomorrow. I was thinking of adding some strawberry or blueberry extract to 5 gallons of it.

I've actually never used extract before...I've used puree and fresh fruit. I had a blueberry ale that a friend made that was with extract and delicious so I thought I'd give it a try myself.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Cherry isn't too bad. Not as good as using fruit, not by a long shot.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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take a USA wheat and add some blueberry.....aka panty dropper
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The strawberry and cherry extracts taste too much like cough syrup IMHO.

The apricot is pretty good but is about twice as much as you'd want for a 5 gallon batch. Two ounces lets the flavor of the beer come through but is still very present.

Blueberry has been recomended by my LHBS but I've never tried it...
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Blueberry is the best that I have tried even as an extract. I need to move up to puree though and see how that turns out.
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Using cherry extract, there is a fine line between cherry flavor and tasting like cough syrup.
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cherry+wheat= Robitussin
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I know some wont trust us on this but extract=****!! Do yourself a favor and use real fruit.

I did one berry with extract and one with real and I would rather pour the extract out then drink it.


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