So I recently visited a local home brew store. I started talking to the guys there about adding some fruit to my brews. I am brewing a Golden and want to add some blood orange and maybe a little passion fruit (trying to finally make a beer my wife will like). My thoughts were passion fruit seeds and some blood orange purée, both during secondary fermentation.
The guys there suggested maybe using the brewers best extracts, due to their ease. I guess it would be easy to slowly add the extract right before bottling, little bit at a time until I like the taste.
I then thought, maybe I’d do both? I know purées can be a little expensive, but I don’t care. I can add blood orange purée and passion seeds during secondary, then if the flavors aren’t enough I can add extract.
Has anyone had experience with the extracts? Any good stories? Or are they basically… crap? I’m sure moderation would be key, but if they never taste right, I don’t want to waste the effort. Thoughts?