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Old 01-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
Thegreatestgray
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I'm trying to make a strawberry honey blonde ale with a blonde ale kit from more beer I added the honey at flame out and it's been in primary for about a week now but don't know how much strawberries to add to the secondary I want a strawberry flavor that doesn't over power everything else does anyone have any advice or experience to help me out thanks



 
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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Assuming you're using fresh fruit, I think the general rule of thumb is approximately 1 lb. of fruit per gallon of beer.



 
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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Sounds delicious, good luck with it.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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I didn't know what would be better fresh or frozen I have looked around on here but no one says what kind of strawberry flavor the beer has

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #5
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Unless strawberries are fresh and in season where you live, I would recommend frozen strawberries, they are usually pretty darn sweet. And one other little tip, if you don't want it to overpower your beer flavor, using thawed frozen, I would use one half pound per gallon. Also consider this idea, sterilize some cheese cloth and hemp string in boiling water. Place the cheese cloth around the bottom of your racking tube, tie it closed around the tube with the string leaving enough length to drape the string over the side of you bottling bucket or keg so you can easily remove it if it slips off when taking it out. This will take any particulate from the strawberries out before you bottle. I would love to hear and see how it comes out. Good luck!

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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Cool thanks I will try that and let you guys know how it turns out hopefully it tastes as good and it sounds

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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Actually there is a thread on this. I believe if you search Succulent Strawberry Blonde it will pop up. It's a great read too. Lemmie see if I can find it

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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Check this out

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f75/succ...blonde-132423/

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #9
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Is it better to add the strawberries frozen or thawed? I think thawed then funnel it to a carboy. Thoughts? Or should I primary 1 week then add them to primary for another week. Then secondary?

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #10
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I added mine to the carboy frozen then let them thaw out a bit then racked the beer on top of it and let it sit for a week now the strawberries are all white so I'm bottling tomorrow I will try a sample and let you know how it taste to give you an idea



 
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