Originally Posted by Soulpanda
What if I placed cherries in the primary and then let
You could add cherries to the primary, but it is probably best to wait until AFTER the main fermentation has completed. There will probably be another small fermentation when you add the cherries, as the yeast will start eating some of the sugar in the fruit. You do not want to add the cherries during initial fermentation, since the fermentation will "suck the life out of them" and change the fruit so much that there would probably not be much cherry flavor/character left.
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