I am definitely a newbie still…10 or 12 extract kits is the extent of my experience so far…but having a total blast.
Here’s what I have up my sleeve: I brewed the NB American Wheat kit 2 weeks ago. As I was trying to fall asleep yesterday evening, I recalled the dozen or so 1/2 gallon glass milk jugs that I have in the basement. This morning I confirmed that they will accept a standard carboy bung and airlock. Yes!
I intend to break up the 5 gallon batch of the American Wheat into a bunch of separate experiments and try up to 12 different things…for example 1/3lb of Oranges into one, 1/3 lb raspberries into another, 2/3 lb of blueberries into another, honey + fruit into another, spices in some, more fruit, less fruit, more honey, less honey.
Typically, I am not a huge fan of fruit beers, but the temptation to play around here is too much to resist.
What else should I be thinking about? What spices should I consider? What standard or exotic combinations of things have others had good results with in the past?
Additionally, my coolish temp MN basement is probably the only feasible place that I can do it and keep things safe from 2 kids with a combined age of 7. Will the cool temp down there be a prob given that this is all post primary fermentation?
Thanks for any ideas… I will post some photos once I get things rolling.