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Old 06-21-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Sulfur smell and fruit

Right now I have a hefe finishing up primary fermentation. It had a relatively strong sulfur smell the first day, it has now subsided but it is still there. I plan on adding blueberries to this in secondary. How long should I wait to rack to secondary and add the fruit? Should I wait until the smell is completely gone (2 weeks or so, I assume). Or should I just rack to secondary and add the fruit when the gravity has stopped dropping?

I have a question on the fruit too. I have canned blueberries. They are Oregon brand, but it is not the puree. Should I toss these in the blender before adding?

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Old 06-21-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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i vote for waiting till fermentation is over. when you rack onto the fruit fermentation will pick up again.

as for the blueberries. blend them. freeze them. thaw them. add them.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'd say wait 2 weeks minimum or until the gravity is stable for three days. After you rack to secondary, take some of the yeast off the bottom of your primary with a sanitized spoon and toss it in the secondary. That will make sure you have enough yeast to ferment your blueberries.
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