Fruit/latex

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by GormBrewhouse, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Disciple (393) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    i was informed that many fruits such as mangos, and Chico, have naturally occurring latex in them. Has this been a problem for anybody?
     
  2. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (869) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    In an allergy type of way? Or in a fermentation type of way? Or both?
     
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  3. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,335) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I'm pretty sure that if you had a latex allergy you'd know by now as it's in many fruits and nuts. Here are a few: wheat, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, pineapple, avocados. I'm not sure what Chicos are...

    I am so thankful that I don't have any food allergies!!!
     
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  4. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Disciple (393) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    Not allergies , I am concerned about the latex remaining in the finished beer. Perhaps it's not a issue, but I'm asking just in case.
     
  5. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (869) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Never had an issue with mangos. They make delicious beer.
     
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  6. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,335) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    @GormBrewhouse I don't think we're talking about any "real" quantity. I first heard about latex when I was consulting for a contract brewer who wanted to make gluten free beer. In the same way that those glutens in your beer are basically invisible, so is the latex. As I understand it there's also flouride in beer but don't stop brushing your teeth!!! :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  7. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Disciple (393) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    Thanks everybody, mango IPA next week!
     
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  8. riptorn

    riptorn Initiate (95) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Sounds like a good way to strrrrettcchhh your beer budget
     
  9. campbellvt

    campbellvt Initiate (27) Sep 29, 2018 Tennessee

    Using fresh mango in the mash, boil, dry hop or D)? Curious, thinking of something similar. I've had not so great experience with fruit additions after primary ferm, so I wanted to see what you were thinking on that.
     
  10. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (217) Jul 22, 2014 California

    This is the dirtiest sounding thread I've ever seen here. Congratulations.
     
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  11. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Disciple (393) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    i put the mango puree in the secondary for a week or so, then rack and bottle. I have done the same with blueberries and raspberries.
     
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  12. campbellvt

    campbellvt Initiate (27) Sep 29, 2018 Tennessee

    Thanks for getting back on that.....last question(s)....how are you keeping that puree from causing infection? Are you doing anything to kill bacteria prior to pouring in the secondary? That was my issue in the past, I'd heat it up over 200, let it cool, and add in but had some issues.
     
  13. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Disciple (393) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    I heat it till it boils, that should kill anything I don't want.
     
  14. campbellvt

    campbellvt Initiate (27) Sep 29, 2018 Tennessee

    10-4, sounds great!
     
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