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Offline ANDREW.GROGAN1

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Concentrating watermelon
« on: May 01, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »
I am hoping to add some watermelon to a Berliner Weisse this summer.  Does anyone have any tips on concentrating watermelon flavor?  I added watermelon puree to secondary with a wheat beer a few years ago and didn't get much flavor at all.  I guess I could try boiling it down to concentrate the sugar, but looking for some proven methods.   

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Re: Concentrating watermelon
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 09:38:44 PM »
With my watermelon wheat, I use a combo of watermelon during the fermentation and watermelon extract from OliveNation at kegging.
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Re: Concentrating watermelon
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 02:37:07 AM »
Try dehydrating it in the oven so you are adding less water. I still think you will need a lot to get a great flavor without supplementing with some kind of extract or flavoring.
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Re: Concentrating watermelon
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 02:42:08 AM »
If you could freeze dry it that would be ideal, but that's a specialized piece of equipment.
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