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Using other fruit brands in Mr. Beer brewing?

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Hello all!

I spend a LOT of time browsing the different recipes on the Mr. Beer website and thinking about what I want to order next and trying to plan ahead.

I'm curious about using a different kind of fruit instead of what some of these recipes come with. I mean, over $4 seems like quite a bit to me for a can of fruit. I have different cans of HME and UME on hand and will probably buy hard cider refills from a different site as it will be cheaper but I'd like to try my hand at a fruity hard cider.

Any suggestions on brands of fruits or what to look for in canned fruit to use it for brewing? I live in Iowa if that helps at all as far as availability of different fruit brands.

Thank you in advance for any help!

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U can use others. Just make sure it's pasturized. Watch the sugar contents of the cans, don't want to blow the adjunct levels and make cider.

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Thank you so much for the response! Any suggestions on specific brands or sugar contents I should be watching for?

I suppose maybe I will buy one hard cider refill with fruit so I can check out the information on the Oregon Fruit can and then compare it to other things I might find locally.

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I see Oregon Fruit in cans at the supermarket all the time. I'm assuming it's the same product. You can probably buy it cheaper there, or at least read the ingredients.

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I just bought and used a frozen box of raspberries in syrup for the secondary fermentation of my raspberry wheat. The grocery store didn't have the Oregon raspberries (and nobody else carried it), so I did what I had to do (I wasn't about to spend $4+ and $7.99 shipping for a can of fruit).

The thing I made sure of, though, was that the ingredients for the frozen berries was just the fruit+water+sugar. No other additives, which is what the Oregon fruits list on their ingredients list.

Pureed, added, and the yeast seemed to love it! No strange smells/sights going on, so hopefully it will work out fine. B)

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