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Peach IPA


read 1260 times • 8 replies • posted 8/22/2012 6:46:42 PM

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pellegjr 395:16
So Iíve got a peach IPA recipe (one for the wife) that Iíve tweaked probably about a half dozen times. Iím very happy with the malt, the hop profile, and the fermented character. The one angle that Iím still having trouble nailing is the peach aspect.

I tried fresh peaches pureed in secondary (turned out hot and sour) hop-derived (good but not peach flavor), and extract. I begrudgingly settled on the extract as itís the only option that yielded a distinctly peach flavor, although it tastes quite artificial.

Iím going to give it another go in the next week or so and am considering another option: peach skins in secondary. Any considerations with this option I need to address or any other potential options to yield some authentic peach flavor?

Cheers,

Joey
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dchmela 2667:102
Cigar City makes a fabulous Peach IPA, maybe you could shoot them an email and see what they do.
8/23/2012 6:03:00 AM

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Jeppe 2631:84
Dried peach in conditioning. Worked well with the beer I did at Bellwoods.
8/23/2012 6:14:24 AM

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robrules 1
I think Mosher (radical brewing) suggests using apricots to get peach flavor in a beer. Might be enough so you can use less peach extract anyway.
8/27/2012 12:56:18 PM

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pellegjr 395:16
Originally posted by robrules
I think Mosher (radical brewing) suggests using apricots to get peach flavor in a beer. Might be enough so you can use less peach extract anyway.

Sorry, forgot to mention that I tried this as well, one of the few times a Mosher technique hasnít worked out for me. No discernible peach flavor and fairly hot.
8/27/2012 1:12:55 PM

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stumpyiliz 216:7
amp up the abv% two points and then you can blend it with a peach juice.
8/27/2012 2:56:21 PM

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JoeMcPhee 8534:508
Originally posted by Jeppe
Dried peach in conditioning. Worked well with the beer I did at Bellwoods.

Yeah - that stuff was damn awesome. Very fruity smelling (although a lot of that was probably the hop addition as well).
8/27/2012 6:06:48 PM

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Degarth
Originally posted by Jeppe
Dried peach in conditioning. Worked well with the beer I did at Bellwoods.


We do something similar to this.
8/27/2012 10:49:03 PM

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pellegjr 395:16
Thanks so much for the awesome suggestions guys, sounds like dried peach in secondary is a solid option. Iíll post results.
8/28/2012 4:49:15 AM

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