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Old 08-01-2006, 12:59 AM   #21
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here's a few pics from my 2nd brew...





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Old 08-02-2006, 09:32 PM   #22
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That was my first "getting back into brewing" beer. Real easy. Get cherry puree from the wine making section. When you get to putting the beer in the secondary you need to rack it to a larger then 5 gallon carboy. Its going to go through a second fermentation. I did not know this and racked it to a 5 gallon. Had a big mess the next day. Just dump the whole can it... its already sterile. The first Cherry Wheat I tried a long time ago, I used that small extract bottle... did not like it... kinda tasted like cherry caugh syrup.
i have searched for the Cherry Puree and even my LHBS is out...

i don't have time to order it online now

i might have to go with Apricot or Peach that my LHBS does have in stock, or go with the Cherry Extract.

the dude at my LHBS told me 1 3lb can per gallon and i am pretty sure he is wrong. online it says 1 3lb can for 5 gallons.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:56 PM   #23
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the dude at my LHBS told me 1 3lb can per gallon and i am pretty sure he is wrong. online it says 1 3lb can for 5 gallons.
Wow..... Well... I used one can for the 5 gallons. Not sure how one can per gallon would taste, but I'm with you as to not thinking its right. I mean your not making cherry wine here
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:01 AM   #24
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Wow..... Well... I used one can for the 5 gallons. Not sure how one can per gallon would taste, but I'm with you as to not thinking its right. I mean your not making cherry wine here
i agree, @ $12-$15 a can, that would be $60-$75 just for the cherry flavoring. he has to be wrong.

i am wondering if i should just do an Apricot Wheat or Peach Wheat now, so that I can use the puree. It's either one of those two or a couple of TBSP of the McCormick Cherry Extract.

I have had one Apricot Wheat before (Pyramid brand). It was okay, but not the best.

Anyone have any comments on an Apricot or Peach Wheat beer?
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:34 PM   #25
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one more bump before racking off my wheat beer to the secondary this weekend.

anyone have any comments on using peach or apricot puree in a wheat beer?

otherwise, i am gonna try the 2 TBSP's of McCormicks Cherry Extract...

My LHBS said they will not have the cherry puree back in stock until September (harvest time).

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Old 08-04-2006, 04:24 PM   #26
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I dunno about the rest of the world, but cherry harvest season here in Wisconsin is now. Things are prime in Door County. Maybe Sept. is when it hits the shelves.

I think you could find some puree somewhere on the net.

To me, cherries are definitely a bit sour...so maybe a little lactose is in order for the bottling bucket as well?

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I dunno about the rest of the world, but cherry harvest season here in Wisconsin is now. Things are prime in Door County. Maybe Sept. is when it hits the shelves.

I think you could find some puree somewhere on the net.

To me, cherries are definitely a bit sour...so maybe a little lactose is in order for the bottling bucket as well?
the cherry puree is available on the net, but i am racking to the secondary this sunday.

waited too long to order online, thought my LHBS would have some.

anyway, i am heading to my LHBS this after lunch for another hydrometer. i broke mine so i will check out their peach or apricot puree's and decide then. if i decide not to get one of those, i will use the mccormick extract or nothing at all...
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I think you could just pour it in when you got it? Do you have to add it during the rack?

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I think you could just pour it in when you got it? Do you have to add it during the rack?
hmm, maybe you are right... would up to a week after racking be ok? so only i week in the secondary?
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Hey, I'm just a noob! But you could even delay racking to secondary until your puree arrives. I wouldn't sweat it either way, but if it was me I'd wait till you got your puree then rack to secondary. Why? My line of thinking is that racking rouses some of the yeast that has flocculated and re-suspends it...and if you re-suspend it while your cherry puree is in there...the fermentation would be better/more complete...

I think once you pitch the puree you will get some fermentation going on for a while...you may even want to keep it in secondary a bit longer so you know it's done fermenting?

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