how to add peaches ?

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how to add peaches ?

Post by lee1 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:13 pm

hi all thinking of brewing a English pale21l brew on the lines of
3800g pale malt
1oog crystal malt
13g magnum hops 60mins
15g pearle hops 60 mins
50g celia hops 20 mins
english ale yeast
how and where to add peaches and how to prepare them any ideas thanks :)
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Re: how to add peaches ?

Post by Manngold » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:46 pm

I have recently done a Fruit beer. I decided to get frozen fruits. But as far as I know, cut them into chunks, freeze them, add them frozen. Apparently the ph of the beer will be low enough for any ill effects.

Alternatively pasteurise them and add them as a pulp. But will make the transfer messy.

Hope that helps.


Oh and add them after fermentation. Peach is a very subtle flavour (imo) and could get overwhelmed if added too early. I left my fruit for two weeks and seems ok.

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Re: how to add peaches ?

Post by Laripu » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:45 am

I've read that peach flavour is almost non-existent when fermented in beer, and that if you want a peach flavoured beer, use apricots.

When I add fruit, I add to the secondary, after primary fermentation is over. (Frozen is ok, worked for me.) After a month of contact, I siphon to a tertiary fermenter to clear the beer. So my fruit beer takes 11 weeks until bottling; but they're usually around 7 to 8% abv.

I'm planning a dark raspberry wheat to be brewed around July.
Secondary: Khamsa, ancient ale. Barley malt, wheat malt, kamut, dates, and honey. 1.066, 27 BU
About to be bottled: Kvass, unhopped bread-based near-beer with German rye bread. ~2% abv
Bulk aging: tart cherry melomel, ~11% abv
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1. "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot. ~11% abv
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3. "X", Canadian style blond ale, 6% abv, 25 BU

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Re: how to add peaches ?

Post by McMullan » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:50 am

I use frozen fruit, mainly wild blueberries in a porter :wink: I thaw the fruit in the microwave then lightly mush it using a potato masher. As advised, ferment out then transfer beer on top of the fruit in a secondary. The pH and ethanol content normally deal with any unwanted microbes. I'm not sure you'll have sufficient ethanol in your planned brew to guarantee that, though. I too have read use apricots instead of peaches in beer. That considered, you might want to opt for a pasteurised Funkin apricot purée:

https://www.funkincocktails.co.uk/apricot-puree-1252

I've used these purées several times. (Not the apricot, though.) They work very well and they're so easy to use. You'll often get individual packs being sold on eBay and Amazon. Shop around though, some are a rip off.

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Re: how to add peaches ?

Post by lee1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:43 pm

:-D thanks all looks like secondary is the way to go apricots it is then thanks will have a bash at this very soon :D
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Re: how to add peaches ?

Post by Meatymc » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:54 pm

Thanks for the link McMullan - been looking for a source for morello cherry for an upcoming porter

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Post by john luc » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:35 pm

One of our club members is a cracker at sour beers and he won a European cup for his peach sour which was lovely. Lately he brought to a meet a peach sour that he had also added in the peach stone as well and the beer had a distinctive nut flavour along with the peach.
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Post by Sadfield » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:01 am

john luc wrote:One of our club members is a cracker at sour beers and he won a European cup for his peach sour which was lovely. Lately he brought to a meet a peach sour that he had also added in the peach stone as well and the beer had a distinctive nut flavour along with the peach.
Mmmm....the nutty taste of cyanide.

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Post by john luc » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:03 pm

:shock: I better check if I'm dead, hello,hello, can anyone see me [-o<
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Re: how to add peaches ?

Post by Wonkydonkey » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:36 pm

Yep, your still here John Luc

We all love a tickle of that cyanide, can you send a few stones in the post, I prefer to smoke,um.
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Post by john luc » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:53 am

was chatting to the lad who made the beer and while we all liked the nut taste he hated it. Asked did he know about the cyanide and he said "yes but sure I was o ly trying to thin the herd of weaklings". Only the strong survive :twisted:
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