We source these flavors exclusively from leading distributor LD Carlson. These flavors are all factory packed in their licensed food service facilities. I have evaluated the taste, aroma, and appearance of these new natural flavors and they are very very close to fresh fruit! Always add to taste. We suggest you start with a table spoon per 5 gallons for “notes of” and work your way upwards from there. Instructions for many fruit beer kits have you put the whole bottle in for 5-6 gallons.
These excellent extracts are unsweetened and non-fermentable. Flavor is added just before bottling. You can bottle part of a batch, add flavoring, and bottle the rest of the batch. This makes it easy to bottle half unflavored and the rest flavored. For soda, seltzer, wine, and moonshine you add it to taste to get the taste you want. In beer most instructions call for a little more prominence, around 1 oz per gallon but go easy at first.
USAGE: Experiment. Always start lower than recipe states. Mix it in well. Directions say start around 0.25% by volume. When you just want to add the “notes” use half that. For full flavor 4 oz per 5 gallons is recommended when the flavor added is to be the primary flavor. For more intensity you can go as high as 5-7 oz in 5 gallons but this may overwhelm the more subtle flavors. Try dumping 1/4 bottle in 5 gallons or 1/8 in 2.5 gallons, and sample. Need more prominence? Keep adding quarters or eighths until you get what you want.