Blueberries in secondary? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Blueberries in secondary?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-18-2009, 03:05 AM   #1
Q2XL
 
Q2XL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Eastpointe, Michigan
Posts: 509
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



I added about 8 lbs fresh pureed blueberries to my secondary fermenter 10 days ago. At first, the berries sank to the bottom. After a day or two, the berries rose to the top of the carboy. They have been there ever since. I never added berries to a beer but I just assumed that they would settle on the bottom.

Should I wait for them to settle(will they?) or just siphon from underneath the berries into my bottling bucket?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 03:54 AM   #2

Siphon from underneath. Berries of any kind will get bloated and float to the top.
__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven.

Another HERMS rig...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
ThreeTaps
 
ThreeTaps's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Pacific Beach, CA
Posts: 520
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Q2XL View Post
I added about 8 lbs fresh pureed blueberries to my secondary fermenter 10 days ago. At first, the berries sank to the bottom. After a day or two, the berries rose to the top of the carboy. They have been there ever since. I never added berries to a beer but I just assumed that they would settle on the bottom.

Should I wait for them to settle(will they?) or just siphon from underneath the berries into my bottling bucket?
Unless I'm mistaken, they have risen to the top of the beer because their buoyancy has increased due to re-hydrating with the beer. It would take a looooong time for them to re-sink, as they will remain buoyant in the beer for as long as the cells can keep liquid absorbed.

You'll be fine by siphoning from underneath.
__________________
Justin H.
Brew Blog: Three Taps Brewing
Primary: Centennial Blonde Ale, Deception Cream Stout Secondary: Empty.
Bottle Conditioning / Drinking: Pumpkin Spice Ale, Cherry Wheat Ale, Bee Cave IPA, EdWort's Apfelwein.
R.I.P.: Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Pecan Scottish Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale.


RDWHAHB
Brewing Since August 17, 2009
Have a BlackBerry? Download the HBT launcher here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by shortyjacobs
You definitely win my award for "Most Enthusiastic New Brewer".

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
Q2XL
 
Q2XL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Eastpointe, Michigan
Posts: 509
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks guys!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Blueberries!! LuigiMario Winemaking Forum 3 11-03-2009 12:25 AM
Apfelwein with blueberries pic Brandon O Winemaking Forum 7 08-17-2008 03:29 PM
Blueberries Pedro- Recipes/Ingredients 4 03-22-2007 09:58 PM
Frozen Blueberries Evets Mead Forum 2 11-12-2006 09:43 PM


Forum Jump