Apple & Apricot Ale

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Would a wheat ale be good for this? It's a club challenge.(HOOCH)

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  1. mingo jct

    mingo jct New Member

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    I have a club challenge using various fruits,spices,etc. I drew apricot and apple. Would a wheat ale be a good starting point for this? Think I might do mostly wheat, some barley, Noble hops, Hefe yeast and use apply juice concentrate and apricot jam since fresh fruit probably not available. Any thoughts? I do the brew in a bag method.
     
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    It'll be mild enough to show off whatever you use other than the basic grist. Go with it!
     
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    Don't use jam...too much pectin. Go with canned apricots or even apricot nectar. You should be able to find something at most bigger groceries. And use a lot of apricot...it's very subtle flavor but it blends beautifully with the Hefeweizen flavors. Minimize the apple and use it in the end of boil. Use Campden tabs or vodka for the apricots and add them to secondary.
    Saison is another style that would work very well.
     
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    You may be able to find canned pureed apricots - our local homebrew store sells them. They're sanitary from the can - big advantage!
     
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