How to Use Beer Buds

BeerBudds flavors are specifically designed to work directly with beer, and can be used to flavor by the glass, bottle, firkin, or barrel. They are water soluble and imparted with alcohol to ensure thorough blending without separation. Each flavor has an average add back range that can vary quite a bit based on the flavor you are using, preference, and type of beer that it’s going into. Our general rule of thumb is to start low and work your way up. You can always add more BeerBudds back.


BeerBudds flavors are approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.


Glass, Bottle, Growler, or Pitcher

  1. Pour the beer into a glass, bottle, growler, or pitcher. 
  2. Add BeerBudds flavor to beer using dropper or pipette and mix thoroughly.
  3. Taste test after mixing.
  4. Start with low additions and work your way up.
  5. Once you are satisfied, it is ready. If this is the first time you have used this flavor, be sure to document your add back rate for future use.

Firkin

  1. Add BeerBudds flavor directly to beer in the firkin using dropper or pipette and mix thoroughly.
  2. Taste test after mixing.
  3. Start with low additions and work your way up.
  4. Once you are satisfied, it is ready. If this is the first time you have used this flavor, be sure to document your add back rate for future use.

Barrel

  1. We recommend adding BeerBudds flavor to beer in the cellar (cold side) after yeast separation and dry hopping.
  2. Add BeerBudds flavor directly to beer using dropper or pipette and mix thoroughly.
  3. Taste test after mixing.
  4. Start with low additions and work your way up.
  5. Once you are satisfied, it is ready. If this is the first time you have used this flavor, be sure to document your add back rate for future use.

The most common usage rate we've heard of is 15ml of BeerBudds per BBL. Some use as little as 5ml per BBL; some as high as 60ml (2oz) per BBL. So, the usage range is quite wide and very much depends on the taste of the brewer.