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tobrew

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Any one ever use Raspberry jam in your brews? Doing a wheat and have some jam that I made and was going to put about 1/2 cup in at the end of the boil.
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No but I've thought about it. Probably get some permanent haze from the pectin. It will add some sugar for increased abv. 1/2 cup won't get you any flavor though. You'd need maybe 10X that to get the flavor to come through.

If anything it would "muddy" up your brew. I say resist!
 

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What are the listed ingredients on the jam? That's a good starting point. I'd say that using jam isn't worth it. If you really want a raspberry beer, use an extract or fruit puree.
 
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I made the jam myself.
12 cups fresh raspbeeries
7-8 cups sugar
1 pack pectin.
 
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Jam and beer don't mix well. Pectin will just cause haze/clearing problems. The amount you're considering will not impart much flavor. Try a few pounds of fresh/frozen fruit in the secondary.
 

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