Originally Posted by ErinRae
So just an update and an additional question....
So I added the fruit halfway during primary fermentation...the gravity was around 1.05. I split the batch into 2-3 gallon carboys and added 5kg of strawberries in one and 4 kg of blueberries in another. Fermentation really took off and dropped down to 1.01-1.00 over 2 weeks.
I've moved both carboys to secondary as the fruit looked pretty destroyed and I'm vacationing in a couple days.
Unfortunately the fruit only sat in fermentation for about 2 weeks...due to the fact that it was added in halfway thru fermentation. Is this going to cause the fruit flavour to be really weak? Time is def not on my side for these batches!!
I think it should be fine, that should be plenty of time. Imagine steeping tea for 2 weeks...
If the fruit is looking used up, that should be a good indication that you'll have plenty of flavor transferred over. However the true test will be when you taste it.