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Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:47:06 PM »
A friend and I are going to brew an Apricot IPA soon, I was wondering what numbers to punch into Beersmith for the gravity.  I ordered two, three pound containers.  So one container will infuse app. 5 gallons of beer.
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Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 07:03:03 PM »
Williams Brewing says 1.036-1.048 for this but that is a big difference. Not sure what would be accurate for this.
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Re: Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:06:52 PM »
Fruit purees add both sugars and volume and often the end result is similar or lower gravity.
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Re: Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 11:07:44 AM »
If you're really curious, you can do a Fast Ferment Test to give you % fermentables.

Or you could just throw it in and see what happens!
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Re: Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 11:15:54 AM »
https://www.fruitforbrewing.com/order

It says apricot is 10 brix, so about 1.040 sg.

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Re: Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 05:15:51 PM »
Fruit purees add both sugars and volume and often the end result is similar or lower gravity.

Williams Brewing says 1.036-1.048 for this but that is a big difference. Not sure what would be accurate for this.

These are the details from the website I ordered it from:

Hot filled puree can be added directly to the fermenter, does not need to be boiled.

Specific Gravity 1.036-1.048 when diluted to 1 gallon.
3lb. 1oz. can

I understand that when we add it, it's increasing the volume.  But the 3lb can is only 5 cups which is 40 oz.  We scaled our batch so we should each have 5.5 gallons.  So that's only increasing the volume by 5.6%.  How would one create a new item in Beersmith to accurately add it to the beer?  It says 1.036-1.048 when diluted to 1 gallon, we are not diluting.  Simply adding the can after the bulk of fermentation is done.   Basically, I need to know how to correctly add the specific gravity so I know what the abv is.  We don't want to end up with a 10% beer.  I just wanna know how to do this correctly, so we can scale the base beer's ABV.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 05:17:40 PM by liquidbrewing »
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Re: Vitners Harvest Apricot Puree Gravity
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 06:50:18 AM »
If it is 1.040 diluted to 1 gallon, then I believe -
 
40pts * ((16 cups/gallon) / 5 cups) = 128 gravity points
 
So 5 cups of undiluted purree would have a gravity of 1.128.
 
I'm not sure how to add it to BeerSmith. I'm sure somebody else can answer that or you could email Brad Smith. I'm sure he'd help you.
 
Also ...
 
40pts * (1 gal / 5.5 gal) = 7.27pts
 
So without adding to beersmith, you can assume that the purree will raise the OG of your beer by 0.007.
 
I hope my math is good this morning
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