« on: September 12, 2015, 07:34:15 AM »
I understand that, but is there, say such a difference in acid content between raspberries and strawberries? Raspberries work, strawberries don't.
According to this chart, they are pretty much identical in the amount of acid and sugar content, so it can't be just that simple.
I think with some fruits ripeness makes a much bigger difference than others. I will only buy strawberries at the store in June, and only US-grown ones. With raspberries, I can't think I've ever had any that were seriously lacking flavor the way out-of-season strawberries can be. I don't know how that translates to beer, but I suspect that it comes into play somehow.
Edit - added link to the chart, oops