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Old 01-04-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
Mato23
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I am brewing a blueberry beer now and am wondering about adding fruit to the secondary. I had blueberries in a strainer bag and mixed blueberry purree in the primary but when I went to rack yesterday I didnt notice much blueberry flavor. The guy at my LHBS told me to put the stuff in the primary, but now im reading a lot of stuff saying to put it in the secondary. My question being, since I racked yesterday, should I open it up and throw some blueberries in? I have extract I can use but wanted to try and do it all natural. Would adding them help much, and would that force me to leave in for a longer time to seperate out? Rather not have a tertiary fermentation. Any thoughts?

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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i would just leave it. your beer is still green as all heck. cant possibly make a reliable judgement on taste.

 
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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I guess we'll see what happens then

 
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:27 PM   #4
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Check the Raspberry Ale recipe in my signature. There's a lot of discussion about using fruit.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
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just a thought...I make a pineapple pale & raspberry cream ale and have tried every stage possible. Primary usually give me too much of a veggie/gritty flavor from pulp...etc...First let the beer mellow for like a week after primary if possible. Best so far is pureed and pasteurized then put into secondary before siphoning on top. (you can add it after though) Let it sit for 3-5 days and taste. This normally gives a great aroma and slight aftertaste without over powering the beer.....(for the pineapple one i normally use 1 whole pureed pineapple) Hope this helps.
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