From the HBD Archive
From: (John DeCarlo)
Subject: re: Beer Head and Fruit
Date: 1992-06-18 13:06:52 GMT

>Subject: Beer Head and Fruit

>1. Regarding the point at which fruit should be added in the
>homebrewing process, my conclusion was the following: Adding
>fruit anywhere in the boil would cause haze in the end.

I have heard that, but not experienced it. My process starts
with throwing the fruit in the freezer at least several hours
before brewing, sometimes the night before. People tell me that
this breaks down cell walls, making it easier for the essence to
get into your beer. I then toss this in as soon as I turn off
the heat and let sit for 15 minutes. So, it may be that by
starting frozen and adding to boiling-hot wort, the result is
really a steeping at 170F or somesuch and thus avoiding any
pectin haze--I don't know.

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