Anyone ever brew with peaches before?!

Question: Anyone ever brew with peaches before!?
My next beer is going to be a peach wheat!. I'm not really working from a recipe, so I was wondering if anyone would know how much flavor a peach will impart!.

I'm going to use whole peaches, probably cut little slits in them, and add them during primary!.

I've never brewed with fruit before, and any guidance is appreciated!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not sure why the other two folks think brewing a wheat beer is all that difficult, it's one of the easiest ones to brew in my opinion!. As for adding peach to a wheat beer, it is awesome!. O'Fallon Brewery near St!. Louis, MO, makes a summer beer called Wheach, its a Wheat Peach beer!. It's a nice crisp refreshing wheat beer with a sour peach aftertaste!. Very refreshing on a hot summer day!. Kinda similar to Pyramid's Apricot Wheat!.

Personally, I wouldn't use whole peaches, I'd at least make sure to remove the pits first!. The other problem folks have with fruit is proper sanitizing!. Wild or fresh fruit will give you the best flavor, but is also some of the dirtiest, covered in all kinds of wild yeasts, molds, and bacteria!. Adding fruit extract is one of the safest ways, but tastes bad!.

Oregon canned fruit puree works really well, it's been pasteurized in the can, so you don't have to worry about sanitizing!. When ever I use fruit, I just buy a few bags of frozen fruit, put it in a cheese cloth bag or some nylon stocking, and then pasteurize it in boiling water or beer!. I then add the fruit and the liquid back into my secondary fermenter to give it a fresher, more pronounced fruit flavor!.

However, if you have a peach tree or whole peaches handy, I'd slice them to whatever size, and remove the pits!. Put about 2-3 lbs worth of peaches in some nylon stockings or cheese cloth bag!. Put them in a pot and pour boiling water (or beer/wort) at boiling temp on them, enough to cover, and then keep the pot around 170'F for about half an hour to properly pasteurize them!. Then just add it all to primary or secondary!. Key note when using fruit, make sure you have extra room in your fermenting bucket, because a couple pounds of fruit will add a gallon or so of volume to your beer!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The first answer sums it up!.

WHEN you have successfully brewed whatae beer a few times, try adding peach blossoms for flavour (get them in season and freeze them)!. Works for me!. 1:2, Blossom:Hops worked well for me last week, though my main brew was more of a Best Bitter, no wheat!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I wouldn't try adding peaches to a wheat beer at first!. When you conquer the wheat beer then I'd try adding peaches!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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