Im planning on doing my first real fruit brew (not using any fruit extracts), and I have a few questions on how others approach this process.
Heres what Im planning:
Step 1: Chunk or Puree 2lbs of fruit per 1 gallon of wort
Step 2: Freeze Fruit
Step 3: Add thawed fruit to wort at end of boil
At the end of the boil time (normally 60 -90 minutes for me), reduce heat to approx 175 degrees, and add mesh bag with thawed and chunked fruit. Steep for approx 15 - 20 minutes.
Step 4: Remove grain bag with fruit and finish cooling as normal.
So my question comes down to, will this give enough flavor? Or should I keep the 'heated' fruit I used in the grain bag around and use it during secondary? Im assuming the fruit will break down under any heat so this might not be doable/neccassary.
Thanks a million everyone.