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Offline shadk

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Using Star Fruit
« on: December 20, 2020, 02:35:19 pm »
Anyone have any experience or have used star fruit in some sort
Of fermentation project.  I have a tree that produces non-stop and was wondering if there is a useful fermentation option.

Offline Andy Farke

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Re: Using Star Fruit
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 11:53:33 pm »
Anyone have any experience or have used star fruit in some sort
Of fermentation project.  I have a tree that produces non-stop and was wondering if there is a useful fermentation option.

We get star fruit fairly frequently from local growers (via our farmers market), but I've never brewed with it...just off the top of my head, I think it would do best if you rack the beer onto the chopped starfruit, during/after fermentation. Starfruit is fairly tart and can be a bit astringent in some cases, so you'd probably want to calibrate ripeness as best you can. I can imagine it working well in a blonde ale, or maybe a kettle sour. Something relatively light bodied and light color / flavor would work best, I think.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2020, 09:08:20 am by Andy Farke »
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