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Offline crworkman

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Fruit beer questions
« on: October 12, 2011, 08:33:12 am »
I have 10 gallons of pale mild ale in the primary fermenter. I am thinking about adding some baked peaches to half of it in the secondary. Here are some questions:

1) How long should I let it set on the peaches? I'm thinking 2 weeks, but wasn't sure if that was too long or too short.

2) Should I then rack to a tertiary fermenter?

Offline ethalacker

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Re: Fruit beer questions
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 08:54:42 am »
I make a peach hefeweisen and leave the peaches in for 2 weeks.  I would only rack to  a tertiary if you want it to clear up.  little peach bits will be floating around
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Offline troy@uk

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Re: Fruit beer questions
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 02:34:51 pm »
When you do rack on to the fruit, be prepared for/leave a little room for the additional fermentation when the yeast get a hold of the new sugars.  Two weeks sounds like a good amount to complete fermentation and absorb the baked peach goodness.  Yes, I would rack again to get away from the settement, just be extra careful to stay clean and add a blanket of CO2 for protection.  Just let it sit in the final long enough to clear some then package and enjoy!
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