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Old 02-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Adding spices, sour cherries to a belgian quad...

Brewing a Belgian Quad this weekend. Was thinking about adding either Grains of Paradise or maybe some Allspice. Not sure about the amounts to add if so. Also considering a couple cans of Oregon tart cherries in the primary after a week and letting them soak for a month or so.

What are your thoughts?

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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Brewing a Belgian Quad this weekend. Was thinking about adding either Grains of Paradise or maybe some Allspice. Not sure about the amounts to add if so. Also considering a couple cans of Oregon tart cherries in the primary after a week and letting them soak for a month or so.

What are your thoughts?
It's like saying "this maytag blue cheese is kind of bland. I need to add some habanero and salt."
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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Understood. Glad I was only thinking about doing it and didn't actually do it. I agree that a Quad really doesn't need anything extra. Hmm, still considering the cherries though.....

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Understood. Glad I was only thinking about doing it and didn't actually do it. I agree that a Quad really doesn't need anything extra. Hmm, still considering the cherries though.....
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Maybe pull a gallon of it and age THAT on the sour cherries. Sour cherries are much better for cherry flavor than sweet cherries. I bet it'd be really tasty, but I'd want a test gallon before doing a whole batch. How does that sound?

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Thanks for the suggestion, bacon. I should really visit his site more often. And daksin, I like that idea. I brewed the beer today and didn't add any spices. Think I can sacrifice a gallon for the greater good of homebrewing and throw some cherries in it.

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Try a Boulevard BBQ. Bourbon barrel aged quad with cherries added to account for the Angel's share. ADD CHERRIES to your next batch.

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