Rhubarb

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    Gareth Davies

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    I am planning to do a rhubarb infused IPA this weekend any suggestions?
     

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    Freeze the rhubarb for 3 or 4 days and add it to the beer for a week in the secondary fermenter.
     
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    why freeze, does it make a difference to fresh?
     
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    Helps to break up the cell structure, improving flavour extraction.

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    It also helps reduce the chance of the rhubarb introducing infection.
     
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    "The cold temperatures of a domestic freezer (-18oC) delay chemical reactions within foods and put any bacteria that may be present on pause. The bacteria are still alive, but they stop growing or producing toxins, in effect pausing reactions.

    The important thing to remember is that because the bacteria haven't been killed, they may be revived as the food defrosts."

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    I had a Red Ale which I had brewed for a competition and added fruits of the forest berries which had been in the freezer then thawed and added to secondary but it came out really start and took six months before it was drinkable.
    Next time I shall puree them and add either at flameout or primary though it probably shall have a pectin haze but should be a little sweeter and not to tart.

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    A pectin destroying enzyme should be widely available - winemakers use it frequently. I have added blackberries to even pale beers and he enzyme makes a big difference.
     
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    You can get this enzyme - Pectolase, from Wilko, for £1 a tub.
     
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    Funny you mention that as I actually have some but never thought of using it.
    Shall remember for the next time.
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    Shall be adding it next time around [emoji106]

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