- Dec 10, 2013
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Just yesterday I brewed a 5 gallon batch of American wheat. In my mission to boost the booze factor I added 12 oz of organic pure maple syrup, and about 8 oz of honey. Hoping extra sugars make me an extra alcoholic finished product. During scavenging the freezer for ice to cold crash the wort I noticed frozen blueberries and thought "why not? Blueberry pancake beer sounds friggin awesome" I crushed em and threw em in the bucket. I can smell the maple through the airlock so I hope some of that flavor comes through. But I have read fruit added early doesn't make a difference in flavor usually because fermentation scrubs it out. Think I ought to add blueberry extract at bottling time? Or does all this have bad idea written all over it?