Brewing with frozen fruit and Vanilla beans

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  1. Frankenbrewer

    Frankenbrewer Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks, when is the optimal time to add these ingredients, late boil, whirlpool, in the fermenter etc? I'm probably going to do something crazy with these ingredients soon.
     
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    For me... I add them as fermentation begins to slow down.
     
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    do you do anything with the fruit besides thaw and blend them? I read that once the fruit is frozen, it kills off any bacteria.
     
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    The below article has a great breakdown of the process. I would recommend pasteurizing the fruit before adding it. I add fruit at the same time Mase does, just as fermentation begins to slow.

    https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/how-to-add-fruit-to-beer/
     
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    Nope. Pasteurize it or risk bottle bombs.
     
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    Now I'm one brew into testing this freezing theory. I must say in this one test my current ginger Tumeric beer I pealed the roots first then sat them in sanitizer then poured off sanitizer then put them in the freezer.

    Then after freezing a day or two I put the frozen fruit in a cleaned (sodium percarbonate) boiled thermomix and wizzed up the fruit and planned that in post fermentation.

    Just putting it out there by no means take this as a ok you can use frozen pre packaged fruit in your beer without any "risk of infection".
     
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    It's a risk. It won't happen every time. When it does though, the results can be spectacular: Strawberry wheat beer shot across the entire kitchen....
     
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