Blueberry Oatmeal Pale

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Blueberry Oatmeal Pale

Postby Scott-Westy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 08:03

I'm making myself a hopped up oatmeal pale ale for Christmas drinking. I was thinking about adding blueberries but at about a quid for 100g in some places I'm thinking it's not worth it. I have 400g in the freezer but I'm thinking this won't be anywhere near enough for a 23L batch. What do you think? If I was adding fruit what is the best way to sanitize them?

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Re: Blueberry Oatmeal Pale

Postby StevieDS » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:19

I used 4.7 kg of blueberries in 20 litres of wheat beer (see here) and the flavour is very subtle so 400g won't come close I'm afraid. Better to use a fruit with a stronger flavour, I'm thinking of maybe a raspberry porter next.

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