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Old 01-14-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
Jan 2012
Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 2

I have read a few posts that mantion people using fresh fruit, and fruit juice to sweeten and improve beer flavour. Any suggestions on that and also would you use a portion of juice in place of water or just fresh fruit. Thanks guys!

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Old 01-14-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
Nov 2011
San Francisco, CA
Posts: 51

I have used fresh fruit in the past with good success. Typically the goal is to add a particular flavour to the beer. Adding fruit should not impact beer sweetness, as the sugar in fruit is fermentable, and you need to add non-fermentable sugar to increase sweetness.

To add fruit, heat fruit in a little water to 160 fahrenheit and allow to cool in a closed container. Add to fermenter once cool. Heating to 160 should kill all the microbes, and not affect flavour too much.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
Jan 2012
Anchorage, Alaska
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This link should help if you want to add fruit.

Organic Home Brewing Tips: Adding fruit To Beer or Mead

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