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Old 03-28-2011, 03:48 AM   #11
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The blueberry comes through in spades aroma-wise, it is notable subtly in the overall finish of the beer, as for the question of how long it lasts, honestly I haven't had this last very long. I keg so once it is flowing it goes pretty fast.

I carb this beer to 2.4-2.5 volumes, and the head retention is good enough that there is a bit of head still through the end of the pint.

Now about the style, I would put it closer to a light hybrid base, it doesn't have the hops bitterness to classify it as a pale or an amber ale.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:44 AM   #12
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Ok I have had it on top of 6 lbs. of blueberry peree for 6 days now and I was planning on bottling tommorow night. However i have been reading up on adding fruit and a lot of people say they leave it on top for weeks. I am trying to get a decent amount of blueberry flavor but nothing overpowering the beer. I wasnt it to be in the background but still be able to notice it if that makes sens haha. Do you recommend keeping it longer on the fruit?
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:06 PM   #13
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Sure! it's your beer afterall, try pulling a hydro sample to take a reading, then drink the sample to see if there is enough blueberry for you.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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Sure! it's your beer afterall, try pulling a hydro sample to take a reading, then drink the sample to see if there is enough blueberry for you.
haha thats what I am going to do. ive never used fruit before so I want it to be perfect. I think I am going to go ahead and bottle it tommorow night only becasue I want it to be ready come finals week. And then I will revamp the time nexty time i brew this. I am going to be making my own blueberry chocolate stout so this will be a good precursor to help me develop how much blueberry/time to use in my stout.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #15
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Have you had any problems with the lack of sanitation of the berries? I've read that the berries need to be boiled a bit before adding - thanks!, sounds like a great recipe!
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #16
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I have always frozen them first, but never boiled, I imagine you would set the pectin by boiling so the addition of pectic enzime would be needed

I havent had sanitation issues yet but I could just be lucky.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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Hey when adding fruit to a recipe would soaking the frozen berries in whisky not sanitize them just to be safe ? And how many months would you say a fruit beer would keep before it went bad after bottling/kegging ?

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I would use vodka over whiskey, so when drained and thrown into the carboy you don't get the flavor from the whiskey.

As for how long it lasts, blueberry is a subtle flavor and starts to fade after a couple months. I tend to drink this one fairly young to keep the flavors bright.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:57 AM   #19
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i'll be brewing this brew on good friday. it will be my first fruit beer i have ever brewed. ill let u know how it turns out.
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i'll be brewing this brew on good friday. it will be my first fruit beer i have ever brewed. ill let u know how it turns out.
How did your brewday go??
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