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2 Questions about adding fruit to my beer please

Post by BiersalBrewery » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:44 pm

ok I'm making a raspberry wheat ale and my first question is what fruit to gallon ratio should I use for adding fruit to beer in general and also I want to know how exactly do I calculate abv with fruit I heard its kind of hard. I would like to know how much abv is in my beers when people try them please and thank you.
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Re: 2 Questions about adding fruit to my beer please

Post by wcturnedec » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:55 pm

BiersalBrewery wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:44 pm
ok I'm making a raspberry wheat ale and my first question is what fruit to gallon ratio should I use for adding fruit to beer in general and also I want to know how exactly do I calculate abv with fruit I heard its kind of hard. I would like to know how much abv is in my beers when people try them please and thank you.
For raspberries, I've gone in the range of 1-1.5lb/gallon, but it really depends how much raspberry character you want. Raspberries are really good at imparting their flavour and colour even at 1lb/gallon. As for ABV contribution, I wouldn't even be concerned because the water content in the fruit would negate the potential increase in sugars. Regardless found this neat calculator:
http://blog.craftbeertraders.com/fruit- ... alculator/

This link as some basic fruiting techniques and rates:
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/ ... t-to-beer/
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Re: 2 Questions about adding fruit to my beer please

Post by BiersalBrewery » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 pm

thank you very much both are exactly what I was looking for
Last Beer Made And Drinking: Hoptimus Prime. American IPA, Raspberry Beret Raspberry Wheat Ale, Pink Panther Shandy
Bottled And Carbonating:
Fermenting: Boxing Rock Black Box Challange versions 1&2
Future Brews:
White Of The Living Dead. Belgian Witbier.
White Juan White IPA.
Meesh Blonde Ale
Prime Art. American IPA
SMaSH The Lemons. Lemondrop SMaSH Saison

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