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Old 09-13-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I'm somewhat new to homebrewing. I just started all grain brewing and have been having a lot of fun with it. I've been drinking beers such as dogfish head and have been curious as to when they add these strange ingredients. If I were to try adding things such as honey or a tiny bit of fresh fruit to a beer, when would the best time to add it be? Mash, kettle or during fermentation?

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Old 09-13-2010, 02:17 AM   #2
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Most additions can be made wherever you'd like, but it really depends on your preference. I prefer to add most things to the secondary since the aroma and flavor seems to stay intact better. When I'm adding coffee or chocolate, I add half at flameout and half to the secondary.


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Old 09-13-2010, 02:41 AM   #3
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Honey is usually added at flameout to pasturize it without boiling away whatever flavor it would impart.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #4
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I didn't know that honey was normally added at flameout, that might explain some things...thanks.
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