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Old 08-23-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Yep, looking to make a cherry lambic, but I know tart/sour cherries aren't stocked at the store. Are there any common options I may be able to find at a generic grocery store or somewhere like Central Market or Whole Foods? I'd be willing to accept frozen, juice, pie fillings, etc. as long as it won't negatively affect fermentation.

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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I found sour cherries at a Martin's, which is a health-focused food store like Whole Foods. I would imaging Whole Foods would have them. Look in those clear bins with the scoops.

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Deem cherries aint cheap: 10lbs @ $72
http://www.mi-cherries.com/order2.htm

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Most frozen cherries are montmorency. If you want them fresh you need to order them seasonally and it won't be cheap.

Juice concentrate is another option, try brownwood acres.

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Check this out:
http://www.oregonfruit.com/of.pl?pg=w2

Oregon Fruit is what you'll find in a lot of LHBS's. A little cheaper when you buy it in the grocery, and it looks like they have lots of retailers in Texas.

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I use the montmorency cherry concentrate, It's called nature blessed here in minnesota. but a quick google brings up the brownwood acres, brand. looks to be the same stuff. I make lambics and belgians with them all the time. It's the only way to go.

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They're seasonal, as I understand. Pretty hard to come by, although I did see them going for $7.00/lb. here in the Boston area earlier this summer.

I have seen them sold in jars around the Thanksgiving / Christmas timeframe. Perhaps you might have some luck with finding them in that form.

Or go with cherry concentrate, as the poster above suggested.

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HEB will have it. I saw it last night there on the baking row. They also had frozen ones if I remember right.

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