« on: August 03, 2015, 03:04:17 PM »
"I've only used fresh blackberries, but they can certainly be messy and can be expensive. I've heard good things about puree. 1lb/gallon is the absolute minimum, but I'd push it to 1.5-2lb/gal if you want any significant fruit flavor." erockrph
Are those weights for both purees and fresh fruit?
Overlooked your post,Frank - I use fruit purees exclusively now (after a few early racking nightmares with fresh fruit). The amounts aren't interchangeable between the two IMO. Purees are more concentrated than fresh fruit because purees don't have the skins, seeds, pits, stems, etc., that fresh fruit does. I think using half the amount of puree than fresh fruit is a good starting point, then adjust on the next one. It's tough to advise on amounts because everybody has a different goal and preference for their beer. Example - I might only add a couple lbs of cherry puree to a quad (Three Philosophers style) to get a slight cherry background character since it's for me, but if I make a cherry beer for my wife (who wants an absolute fruit bomb) then it might be a couple 48 oz cans of puree.