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Old 01-27-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm about to brew a cherry wheat beer, and I've got a couple questions regarding the cherries.

Has anyone done it before with success (shame on you Sam Adams!)? I'm not a big fan of using flavored extracts....so how much cherry puree should I put in? Should I puree them ? Oh, and one last question Add it to the primary, or secondary?

Appreciate all the advice a young padawan can get.

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Old 01-27-2010, 02:01 AM   #2
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I have brewed a couple of cherry beers with great success. I have used the Oregon cherries in water and I have used cherry concentrate. I can tell you both gave the same nice cherry pie flavor, but the concentrate is much easier to use. 10 lbs of cherries or the equivalent amount of concentrate will give you a nice full cherry flavor. It is a bit easier to experiment with the concentrate.

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Old 01-27-2010, 03:54 AM   #3
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Should I just dump the concentrate in the secondary and allow it to ferment again? Or would you recommend just adding it right before bottling?

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Old 01-27-2010, 04:22 AM   #4
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I added it right in the keg. Also, I used sour cherry concentrate from Michigan that you can buy online. It is something like 68 brix, and equivalent to 45lbs of cherries in a half gallon. Have fun and let us know how it turns out!

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Old 01-27-2010, 04:31 AM   #5
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Awesome, thanks a lot man. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Old 01-27-2010, 04:39 AM   #6
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http://www.obstbaum.com/CherryConcentrate.htm

this is the place I got it from.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:24 AM   #7
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Hmmm...25$ is a little steep for a broke college kid. How much would you use for a 5gallon batch?

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #8
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I used 18oz in a 5 gallon batch. This stuff will last you some time.

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