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Jeff Barber
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Username: Jbarb1226

Post Number: 41
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 65.78.188.159
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 07:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a batch of berry beer that is just finishing. When I tasted it, I noticed a definite grapefruit taste to it. Since I didn't use any Cascade type hops, I was surprised. Any ideas what would have caused it and will it go away? I used .5oz N Brewer, .5oz Cluster and .5oz Hallertauer as bittering hops (trying to use up what I had) and .5oz Hersbrucker for finishing. The yeast was WhiteLabs California Ale yeast. Thanks for the help.
 

Steve Funk
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Username: Tundra45

Post Number: 162
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 209.216.191.222
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You didn't include how you added the raspberries. IMO, it's best to keep fruit away from beer but if I had to add berries then I'd add them to the secondary fermenter within a week of packaging.
 

Jeff Barber
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 02:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The berries were added in the secondary after being sanitized.