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Dlou84

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I am planning to brew the succulent strawberry blonde this week. I thought I would juice the strawberries. 2 questions - should I still use all eight lbs of strawberries? Also...I have heard when you juice fruit it immediately oxidizes...should I worry about this affecting the beer? Thanks!


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I've brewed several different strawberry beers. I usually use whole frozen strawberries and add them to a carboy still frozen, then rack the beer on top of them. I try to keep the contact time around a week or so, and at the end of that time the berries have lost almost all of their color and the beer has turned a nice shade of pink.
 

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I used 4.5lb of strawberries in 5 gal of saison and it has a very subtle strawberry flavor. You wouldn't guess the flavor unless someone told you. If you are looking for more flavor then up the fruit the beer ratio.
 

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I have done this recipe twice. I used frozen whole strawberries each time just like recipe calls for. I added the strawberries to the secondary and then racked onto them. Use a blow off tube.
 
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So I guess what you guys are saying...is to just use the dang frozen strawberries! Thanks for the replies.


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