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Old 06-20-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
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Is it ok to use the cherries you find in the grocery store produce section for a Kriek? Or do I need to find sour cherries?

And if I have to use sour cherries, where can you get them?

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Old 06-20-2011, 02:19 AM   #2
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I use the vitners harvest cherry puree -- most online suppliers carry them . I use 2 -3lb cans for a 5 gallon batch. I think thats equal to about 10lbs of cherries since there are no pits. The lambic i'm currently waiting on has 6lbs cherry puree and 3lbs of frozen cherries.

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Old 06-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Sour cherries are a better choice (cleaner stronger cherry flavor) in my experience, and it is the season for them so you might be able to find some. You could also do a blend of sour and sweet (the sweet ones tend to have better color). Juice, concentrate, and other forms can work as well (although I don't find the flavor quite as good). Good luck

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