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Old 03-26-2007, 01:01 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a good recipe for a apricot brew that is not a wheat beer? My wife wants me to make this, but I cannot find a recipe for it.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:47 AM   #2
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I brewed an apricot ale for my sisters birthday. She loves it. I brewed an all grain version but it was pretty simple. I haven't done the calculations for the extract so you might want to check the numbers before you get your ingredients. I think the extract version would be something like this:

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0.20KG cara-pils

28G Tettnanger 60 min.
14G Tettnanger 5 min.
1 Irish Moss Tablet 15 Min.

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Rack to secondary on top of 2.5KG apricot fruit puree. I would recommend a tertiary clearing stage. Give it an extra week or two before bottling.

It has a nice apricot smell and a nice taste to it. If you want a really strong apricot taste you'll probably want to add another 500G or so. You could also use the apricot extract that I've seen available. Though I've heard it can cause a 'soapy' taste.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:59 AM   #3
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search for recipes on this site for Magic Hat #9, it is an apricot ale, I made it a few months ago, it is pretty good. If you can't find it, PM me, and I will get it to you.

Word of warning, I used about 1/2 the apricot extract the recipe called for, and it still tastes very much like apricot, too much I think, but then again, Magic Hat #9 has a very mellow flavor.

 
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:50 AM   #4
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bradsul, how strong is the apricot flavor in your sister's apricot ale
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:16 AM   #5
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It isn't overwhelming. She didn't want a carbonated apricot juice. It has a nice nose and the apricot flavour is mild. If you want to brew the recipe I would go with 1.5KG of puree; at bottling time if the flavour isn't strong enough you could supplement with the apricot extract (but use sparingly; add a small amount, stir, taste - repeat as necessary). I would think with a base flavour using real puree the 'soapy' flavour would not be apparent. That is conjecture mind you; I've never used the extract, this is just what I have heard.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the response. I will give it a try.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:55 AM   #7
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Awesome! What is the non-extract recipe?

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Old 04-20-2010, 12:47 PM   #8
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Dog fish head makes an Aprihop an apricot flavored IPA. It's very good.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:58 PM   #9
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Dog fish head makes an Aprihop an apricot flavored IPA. It's very good.
What if I was looking to use fresh apricots?

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #10
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I haven't done much with fruit, but I'd be inclined to use either fresh, frozen (thawed), or dried fruit in the secondary.
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