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Old 12-15-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hello

I have made Northern Brewers Cream ale kit a few times and really enjoy it. My wife suggested that it might be a good kit to try and add fruit too (blue berries or peaches maybe). I dont want to use extracts for the fruit flavor.

What is the best way for me to go about this?

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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Search. There are hundreds of posts on how to add fruit.


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Oregon fruit puree in the secondary for 1-2 weeks all the way...my first all grain beer was a raspberry brown for SWMBO & it took a bronze medal in a competition I entered it in.

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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Great kit for friends and family that like lighter beers. I brew it with half the hops in the kit (which gives me an extra oz of Cascade for the hoppy stuff).

I just brewed it and set up an experiment with my GF. We took 10 bottles and added various levels of peach and vanilla extract. Recording which one is which. We will then taste test them and if she likes one we'll up it to a 5 gallon batch.

I hope it works. Experimentation is one of the many fun aspects of this hobby, right?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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Search. There are hundreds of posts on how to add fruit.
I did search o-helpful sage. But there wasn't anything on what I was looking for. But hey thanks for taking the time to type out the obvious.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
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Oregon fruit puree in the secondary for 1-2 weeks all the way...my first all grain beer was a raspberry brown for SWMBO & it took a bronze medal in a competition I entered it in.

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Do I have to worry about pasteurizing?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:35 PM   #7
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Great kit for friends and family that like lighter beers. I brew it with half the hops in the kit (which gives me an extra oz of Cascade for the hoppy stuff).

I just brewed it and set up an experiment with my GF. We took 10 bottles and added various levels of peach and vanilla extract. Recording which one is which. We will then taste test them and if she likes one we'll up it to a 5 gallon batch.

I hope it works. Experimentation is one of the many fun aspects of this hobby, right?
Thanks for the tip! Let me know what works best for you. That's sounds like a great combo.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:02 PM   #8
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I did search o-helpful sage. But there wasn't anything on what I was looking for. But hey thanks for taking the time to type out the obvious.
Impossible. This board has probably the best search function on the web. In fact, if you even google anything beer related, you'll come up with threads from HBT.

Odd, because I just searched "adding fruit to beer" and got over 10 pages of threads on, gasp...adding fruit to beer. Everything you need to know, right there in one simple search. I guess some people want everything handed right to them though.
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Impossible. This board has probably the best search function on the web. In fact, if you even google anything beer related, you'll come up with threads from HBT.

Odd, because I just searched "adding fruit to beer" and got over 10 pages of threads on, gasp...adding fruit to beer. Everything you need to know, right there in one simple search. I guess some people want everything handed right to them though.
I was talking specifically about Northern Brewers Cream Ale Extract kit. That's why I spelled it out.


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Old 12-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #10
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I have brewed this recipe many times (I call it my house brew). I added a hop sock with two cups of shaved orange rinds for two weeks in the secondary. I also brewed a batch using citra hops and a extra pound of flaked oats, That one was very good.


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