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Old 03-10-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
Nov 2007
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So I'm trying to brew as much as possible but my vacation is getting in the way (Damn!!)

My question is this:

I am planning to brew a Mango Wheat beer before leaving, I will be able to get it brewed and racked to the secondary just before leaving. I plan to add the fruit in the secondary. However, due to my schedule, it will have to stay in the secondary for 17days... Is that going to be a problem? The only thing I figured was to add a little less fruit since the beer will have more time to leach out the flavors. Was originally planning on about 8lbs, now thinging more like 5 would be in order.

Thanks all!

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Old 03-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Jan 2007
Central, Wisconsin
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I am not sure about the amout of time in the secondary but I would say it would be fine! I would like to know how the mango flavor turns out in the finished beer!

I have been planning on doing a mango mead!
primary = Nomadic Caribou Stout, 10 gallons Extra Pale Ale

1 gal. Primary = 2 gallons of Blueberry wine with a hint of honey

kegged = Three Hearted IPA

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Old 03-11-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
Nov 2007
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Well, perhaps I'll just go with it then and see what happens...

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:22 AM   #4
Apr 2007
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Are you putting the mango in the primary or secondary??? I wouldn't leave any fruit in the secondary for over a week... Have you ever had rotten mango??? Just a thought.

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:28 AM   #5
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San Diego, CA
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It should be fine. Leaving the fruit in there a little longer shouldn't hurt it.
Primary: Cherrywood Smoked Porter
60 Minute IPA
On tap:Amber Ale
Milk Stout


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Old 03-12-2008, 03:43 AM   #6
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Nov 2007
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I did raspberrys for 2 or 3 weeks, and it was great....I blended the berrys up and cooked them for 15-20 minutes before putting them in...
Primary- Dead guy clone 10gallons
Secondary-Ambition Amber Ale
Keg #1- Edworts Pale Ale
Keg #2- Empty :(
Keg #3- Empty :(
Keg #4- Empty
Bottled- Canadian Draft
Bottled- Honey Wheat Ale
Bottled- Octoberfest lager
Next up- Another coopers Cervesa kit for the ladies.

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