I'm constantly reading brewing books, new techniques, old techniques to brush up. I came to the conclusion recently that I'd like to brew more beers with adjuncts. I decided to dive into fruit and oak. I have a few questions to bounce off you guys...
I was thinking Cherries and Medium Toasted American Oak. Do you think this combination would work? I want to use fresh fruit, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to find cherries this time of year. Do you have any other fruit recommendations?
Also, I'm not sure I'd add these to any of my current recipes. What style would you recommend? Personally I was thinking a Porter, though maybe something with a bit lighter malt may work as well. Do you know of any good recipes I can use for that style as a base. I want to start off with a recipe I know will be good before I add the oak/fruit, so that I don't have to worry about trying new recipes, as well.
Let me know what you think.