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I am not having much luck with brewing beers that involve adding fruit. I have tried Pumpkin Lager and Raspberry Wheat, although drinkable, I have not been overly impressed with the results. I am thinking of using extract's from now on instead of fruit. any thoughts, or help? Thank You.

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I have never used extracts because I have read they tend to lend an "artificial" flavor.

BTW; Welcome to the forum!!! :chug:

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Hi and welcome here

i just bottled my Raspberry Wheat, i thought it looked and tasted fine not over powering , just a hint of raspberry.
When did you add the fruit ?
i added mine a week into fermentation
That seems to be what everyone on here suggest

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add fruit at the start and the yeast will eat every possible sugar they can, leaving at best a hint of a whiff of a trace of fruit flavor.

one solution... half the fruit at the start and when fermentation slows in a couple days, add the rest.

another solution... wait till fermentation is about done, place the fruit in a secondary fermenter, and rack on top of it.

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My best cherry wheat so far for me was by doing this:

2 cans at primary
1 can at 10 days
Bottled on day 18

Wait at least 2 months before sampling one.


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"packerduf" post=349581 said:

I have never used extracts because I have read they tend to lend an "artificial" flavor.

BTW; Welcome to the forum!!! :chug:

+1
I have used flavorings (they are usually not true extracts), and don't like them at all.

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i made a batch aztec beer and use can blackberry i put my fruit in my wort in the begining of the fermemtation and turned out great. the longer i let it condition the better but it didnt taste the way i thought it wood.but very good.

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I just finished conditioning the Dark Forest Sout and it is delicious. My first attempt at a fruit beer I put the fruit in at the beginning of the fermentation. Turned out ok. I probably wouldn't have made another until I read on this forum to wait a week and then add the fruit, results second time much better. Wife liked it, and she's very picky about her beer so it must be good. :banana:

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