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Old 10-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by starsman20 View Post
Can I just dunk the raspberries in my starsan bucket for a minute? My plan was to crush them and add to primary at 7 days. That will b,e this weekend.
This is exactly what I've done for a strawberry addition. Dunked a nylon bag full of frozen fruit into my 5 gallon starsan bucket a few times and then gently lowered it into the primary. It'll turn your starsan a little pink but other than that it worked fine.

The beer/yeasties will go to work on the fruit all on their own. No need to crush. After three weeks the berries will be soft, mushy, grey lumps and all the flavor will be in your beer.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #22
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Glad I found this thread. Doing a Cranberry Braggot this weekend from Sam Calagiones Extreme Brewing. The recipe calls for dried cranberries to be boiled to hydrate and then puréed and added late in the boil in a grain bag. Recipe gets a little fuzzy here but seems to imply that the cranberries be transferred over with the wort to primary but doesn't state that explicitly. Any thoughts? The purée contains the full amount of cranberries called for so I'm assuming that's the case but from what I've read sounds like its most common to add fruit after primary. Could add some extract prior to bottling if it needs maybe?

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:44 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by bleme View Post
You can. They will have a lot of air pockets that the Star San won't touch, but beer is pretty resilient. I'd give you 90% odds it would be fine. Heating to about 180F is the only way to be 100% sure though.
180 will unleash the pectin and cause extreme haze. do 160 for an hour.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:12 AM   #24
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Here's what it looked like after 2weeks in primary (1 wk no fruit + 2weeks with fruit). Racked to secondary for clearing. Keg in 2 weeks.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #25
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I think adding fruits make it more delicious, tasty and good looking.
I would like to add fresh fruits such as berries, grapes, strawberries,apricot, plum, and banana etc.

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