Originally Posted by kevkev5
Just an update in case someone is thinking about trying Del Monte and they come across this thread. It worked great. I puréed three 15oz cans. I actually got a little too much flavor out of it so next time I think I will only use 2 cans.
I'm trying to make a Magic Hat #9 clone and want apricot in the secondary. Like you, I was confused about the concern for pasturizing the fruit.
I plan to purée the fruit with a sanitized potato masher in a sanitized bowl or bucket, then add the mash to the secondary carboy and rack on top of it.
I'd expect a secondary fermentation due to the sugars in the fruit and the syrup. Wondering if you had the same.