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Old 06-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #21
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Jsmith82, here's what I ended up doing:

http://kiddynamitesworld.com/st-loui...brew-batch-15/

cliff notes: 2 gallons tea, 2 cans cherries. leftover Notty yeast. I had to add 3/4 cup of maple syrup at the end because my OG was light, on account of my not adding the dextrose (I thought I'd get more sugar from the second can of cherries, but I didn't)

I'll let you know how it turns out in a few months!

thanks for the advice.

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Old 06-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #22
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Maple Syrup, that's definitely different! Please do post back in late summer, early fall and let us know how it turned out?

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #23
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I finally got my batch bottled today. I can never really tell what anything will taste like until it gets carbed and sits in the bottle a while, But this one should be a winner. At first there is a nice raspberry flavor, then(I think) a little spicyness from the yeast(T-58). A nice, clean and dry tea and lemon astringency in the finish. Dry, but not overly so, fruity, but not overly so. I can't remember exactly but it finished below 1.000, but it doesn't taste like it.

I'm going to have a hard time waiting for this one to carb up.

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:31 PM   #24
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So it has been ten days since I bottled, I put one in the fridge to cool down just to see how it was coming along. The flavors are coming together nicely,and it is very clear but not a sign of carbonation. Did yours take a while to carb up? Maybe I just need to be a little more patient, but that is not my strong suit.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #25
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It took a few weeks however it never really carbed strong. The bottles now, even a year later give me a slight hiss, some bubbles on the pour, and a little bubble rise action in the glass while drinking but nothing like pouring a beer. Glad it's coming around for you flavor wise, give it another couple weeks and you should get some carbonation.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #26
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I bottled this today - after about 10 weeks in the carboy (only because I'd been lazy)... I had used double the cherries, and then added some maple syrup.

the flavor is tart and tangy (but not bad) - almost like how I'd imagine Cherry Boones Farms wine would taste. I'll update in a few weeks when it carbs up.

ABV is roughly 7%

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:49 PM   #27
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I just thought I would let you know that my tea turned out really good. The wife loves it and even though I am more of a beer guy it is hard to resist on a hot summer night down by the river. Thanks for the great recipe! I will be sure to be making more of this in the future

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