Peach Milkshake?

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Recently I have been wanting to try a milkshake IPA and I like peaches so I think I will go that route. Below is a basic recipe but I'm not as much concerned about the recipe as I am the process. For those of you have brewed a similar beast, what I am really looking for are pointers on process. ie - how to prepare the fruit - store bought puree or real fruit, when to add the fruit, how to keep out O2 when adding fruit, mash temps, fermentation temps/duration, etc. Any tips and tricks for making a thick peachy milkshake IPA.

5 gallon - all grain / BIAB
2 row pale - 75%
flaked oats - 20%
honey malt - 5%
lactose - 1 lb
vanilla beans - 2 as a tincture
Hops - citra, mosaic, nectaron at whirlpool and 2 dry hops

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I've used frozen sliced fruit and puree. You can't go wrong with either. The thing with peaches I've noticed is that they're more tart then I thought it would be . I ended up adding a tad bit of apricot to help it .

Now with the lactose that might help . I can't say for sure though. I'd probably go 5# of peaches and 1# apricots . Add when your fermentation is just about done .

I mash at 152 . Temp really depends on the yeast .
 
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Do you rack to secondary for the fruit or just leave it all in primary. I moved away from doing secondary a few years ago but wonder if the fruit would do better moved away from the initial hop dosage and other matter that drops out.
 

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Do you rack to secondary for the fruit or just leave it all in primary. I moved away from doing secondary a few years ago but wonder if the fruit would do better moved away from the initial hop dosage and other matter that drops out.

I prefer to rack ontop of fruit . I tried adding fruit to the fermenter and I made a complete mess . If you do it at the tail end of fermentation your fine either way . Just don't splash to much . To add , I've stopped putting fruit in my conical style fvs . If I do a fruit beer I add fruit to my carboy ..... yes it can be a pain . However it doesn't clog , making it easier to transfer.
 
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