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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hi all Ė This is my first attempt at dry-hopping with fruit and Iím wondering if this is a normal raspberry reaction or if I may have acquired an infection.

Itís a Hefeweizen brew. Once fermentation was complete I took 2.5 lbs of frozen raspberries, covered them in water and then heated them up to 160 degrees for 10-15 minutes. I sanitized a carboy and racked the brew on top. I also sanitized everything else that came in contact with the brew as usual.

I realize the berries turning white is normal and a new krausen often forms when adding fruit (which it looks like one has) but the white/milky foam is concerning to me. The pics were taken 2 days after adding the fruit.

Any insight on this funk!? Thanks in advance for any input.


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Old 02-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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no way to tell unfortunately. however, you have just added a ton of solids to your beer, which is generally guaranteed to make it look weird. my money is on you being fine.


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Old 02-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Looks fine to me.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:17 AM   #4
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Just bottled a raspberry blonde myself, looked exactly the same! Hopefully all will be ok!

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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I thank what you are seeing is the raspberries floating. My guess anyways.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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I added 4 lbs of strawberries and 2.5 lbs of rhubarb to a wheat beer. It kicked off a secondary fermentation that took off rather violently.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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Are you sure those are raspberries? They look like frozen shrimp. Are you sure they're not frozen shrimp?
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:28 AM   #8
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It's fine just krausen bubbling up through all those solids.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:32 AM   #9
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My experience with secondary fruit (10 lbs muscat grapes) was similar. I think it is just new yeast from the secondary fermentation.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:34 AM   #10
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Looks delicious



 
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