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Offline molokomalt

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Re: Blueberry ale
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2016, 02:46:27 pm »
I have brewed two black berry ales with Nelson Sauvin hops and I have found that if you want berry flavor, you need to add A LOT of berries.  I did 1lb of blackberry per gallon and that gave me some blackberry in the background that was very pleasant.  I had 5lbs of blackberries sitting for 8-10 days i believe.  I wanted the Nelson to come through more so I added less blackberry the second time, about 3.5lbs for 5 gallons.

Also, adding frozen fruit has always been the best strategy for me.  The cold temperature breaks down the cell walls and allows more of those nice flavor compounds to escape.  So a few take-aways

1.  Add LOTS
2. Add frozen
3. Add in secondary

Offline uisgue

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Re: Blueberry ale
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2016, 06:31:02 pm »

Interesting.  Did you melt it down first?
I dissolved the taffy in boiling water to make a syrup.
Doug Hickey
Crescent City, CA
Symposia Brew Corps