Originally Posted by BerserkerBrew
Ha, ok Master Brewer.
A quick question, you said:
I am confused by "added dry" and then your description of how you added them. Maybe "added dry" is just an expression or term I am not familiar with, but you didn't dry out the pear puree before adding to the secondary did you? I would assume you just added what probably looked like a pear slushee straight into the secondary.
Am I spot on or way off?
I am looking forward to brewing this. I give Duvel credit for introducing me to real beer, and would love to brew a Doovel in honor of that.
I like your attitude and style already...Probably a kinda guy I would hang around... anywho
Yea the "added dry" I believe was in the option within the program so it is irrelevant, and yes I added the the pears by peeling then de-cored <sp?> them and pureed.
It was a slush like substance and a pain in the azz to funnel into the carboy.
Like I said in previous post (I think) I would discourage adding all 11.5 lb. unless you plan on aging or you like a little sweetness to your brew maybe half (5lb.) if you want to drink it within a month or two (just my personal belief).
However I did find that the sweetness began to drop off (mellow out) extremely quick after 3 months and declining thereafter.
I still have one (22 oz) bottle left that I plan on opening in Nov. (it will be 1 year old) I will definitely post taste profile as soon as I indulge.
Hope it turns out great for you