I'm getting ready to brew the Rapturous Raspberry Cerveza. Someone gave me the Mr Beer Aztec HME and wanted to turn it into something. I bought all the ingredients separately to create this. I've read a lot on here about how fruit really doesn't add flavor to beer, so I'm wondering would I be better off just using an extract instead of raspberry puree?
Thanks in advance for all the help!
I made a Raspberry Oktoberfest with Mr. Beer HMEs. First, I never had a fruit recipe overflow, even when using two cans of Oregon fruit. Adding them at one week, keeping temps in the mid 60s, works wonders. Having added cherry, blueberry, and raspberry fruit to Mr. Beer HMEs, my experience is that only raspberry came through as a flavor. Therefore, I no longer use real cans of fruit - I'm now using fruit flavors at drinking time.
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