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Old 03-06-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Thanks to a failure of my freezer I have 6 lbs of soft fruit that needs to be either used or thrown away.

I have a Flanders red that has been going for 5 months. It's 7 gallons in 6 Imperial gallon glass jars. I was thinking of taking 2 of them and moving it to a 3-gallon plastic fermenter with the fruit. Keep it there for about 3 months and then move it back to glass.

Any issues?

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Should be fine, plenty of people rack onto fruit right after primary (I think any additional time is great since it prevents the primary yeast from eating all the sugars).

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Thanks. I've decided to do it since it's only a couple of gallons. Only find out by doing it.

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Only find out by doing it.
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