Strawberry Blonde Ale

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  1. MrBIP

    MrBIP Active Member

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    Need to make something light, low IBU, with strawberry flavor for a Sister and Mother who "don't like beer".
    I've researched a bunch and understand strawberry flavor is difficult: the plan would be frozen strawberries in secondary bucket and then add extract at bottling if needed.
    Not sure the hops to compliment strawberry flavor; I've chosen Amarillo and Hersbrucker. Sampled a Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager last night (for "research"); the label says they use Vanguard.

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    Planning to brew this one toward the end of the month.

    Thanks in advance for feedback.
     
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    I would probably drop the late hop additions. They might hide the strawberries.
     
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    I found a table somewhere that recommends 10 pounds of strawberries for five pounds of beer. Be sure and pasteurize those strawberries. I didn't once and the result was a gusher. good luck and let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Make that five gallons of beer. Sometimes voice recognition on this phone makes interesting mistakes.
     
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    Glad you said that... I didn't think I'd need pasteurize if from frozen.
     
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    nor did I. Good luck.
     

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