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Old 11-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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I had recently bottled my honey apricot wheat ale. I used some apricot essence in the bottling bucket before bottling. It has been a little time now and I have tried one beer so far it has carbonated nicely. I was just wondering if the essence will tame down a bit over time? I think if I had a chance to redo the whole process I would skip this step and just stick with the two pounds apricot I added to secondary. It does add aroma but an interesting taste to my beer. In the end I got what I wanted a franziskaner with some apricot. I cant complain the abv is quite high when using the honey which is nice. I suppose brewing is all trial and error. I will have to find some quality essence next time stuff at brew shop is almost medicinal.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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It will mellow, but it takes a while. Give it a good 6-8 extra weeks of conditioning time at room temp in the bottles and the extract apricot flavor will mellow nicely.
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