Homebrewers often fear that adding fruit will cause contamination and ruin what could have been a perfectly good batch of beer. A rational fear, but if you’ve done your research and follow a few fundamental principles, you’ll be brewing delicious, aromatic fruit beers in no time.
The Homebrewers Association has created a comprehensive guide to adding fruit to beer, from sourcing the right fruit to determining the right amount to preparation. There is no one-size-fits-all in brewing, especially for fruit beers. The Homebrewers Association encourages you to explore the many processes and determine what works best with your current brewing techniques and practices.
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Whether you’re a homebrew enthusiast or one of the pros, revel in the taste of spring with delicious fruit beers.
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