Author Topic: Adding flavoring? yeah? or nah?  (Read 4216 times)

Slatherd

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Adding flavoring? yeah? or nah?
« on: September 30, 2005, 07:59:21 PM »
I'm gonna be brewing a premium bitter by Munton's and using Alaxanders Pale Malt extract. I plan on it being a little more hoppy than the american light I did before.

I'd like to add some Raspberry, or cherry or something to it. Whats the best time and amount to add for 5 gal? Or, should I even bother and let the hopps do the talking?

Shakey_Dog

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Re: Adding flavoring? yeah? or nah?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2005, 12:04:39 AM »
How hoppy are we talking here?

If it is going to be a big hoppy beer leave the fruit out.

I do a raspberry wheat that is only 20ibu.  that way the fruit comes through.  I add 4lbs of frozen in the primary and it is the neighberhood favorite.

Don

Slatherd

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Re: Adding flavoring? yeah? or nah?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2005, 05:41:44 AM »
the sales guy said it should come out between an American Light, and a Indian Pale Ale.

If that helps.

Shakey_Dog

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Re: Adding flavoring? yeah? or nah?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2005, 02:29:33 AM »
If it is more tword the light it will fine.  IPA's are too hoppy and will compete with fruit.

What are you going to use?

Don

jwhite751

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Re: Adding flavoring? yeah? or nah?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2005, 04:39:50 PM »
I say leave the fruit out. Except for wheat beers, I have yet to add fruit to a recipe and like the results enough to do it again.