Help with mango habanero

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  1. Butlerd1012

    Butlerd1012 New Member

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    I am wanting to do a mango habanero beer but I don't want it too fruity or spicy. I can't figure out the perfect balance. Not sure how many mangos or habanero a for 5 gal batch. I was thinking 4 mangos diced up in secondary and about 5 habaneros just poked with knife and added to secondary as well for about 7 ideas. I am open to any suggestions. It's for a good friends birthday and has always wanted this beer. He is not afraid of a little heat but I would like it to be drinkable.
     
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    Mangos are a pretty mild flavor - I'd guess somewhere in the 5 pound area to get a noticeable fruit flavor. And it won't taste like mango, it'll taste like fermented mango. Now to the pepper: 5 habaneros will light you up if you don't seed them. The seeds have most of the oils so you'll want to keep most of the seeds out. Here's how I handle peppers: Seed them and stuff them into secondary for 48 hours prior to packaging.

    Good luck with it!
     
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    Citra hops impart a mango flavor/smell.
     

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