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Thread: Any advice for harvesting from fruit beers?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Manchester, CT USA

    Any advice for harvesting from fruit beers?

    Looking to harvest from some of my fruited beers. I will generally add the fruit when the beer is 1-2° from terminal gravity. Should I?

    1) Crash, harvest, and pitch as usual
    2) Let the beer reach terminal, soft crash, harvest, then fruit expecting enough yeast in suspension to ferment the fruit completely


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Unless you're using aseptic puree, I would definitely stay away from harvesting after adding the fruit, and even then I wouldn't want to harvest unless absolutely necessary except if I was doing a second fruited beer afterwards.
    Peter Landman | Brewmaster | Seabright Brewery | Santa Cruz, CA

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