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Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 08-02-2011 at 08:16 PM
Update: The SG of my cherry juice seems to be approximately 1.100, which seems a bit high, but
the actual sugar content of it is pretty significant, so I guess that's not out of bounds.With
that in mi...
Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 08-02-2011 at 02:03 AM
I suppose you don't keg, but I have added 1/2 gallon of fruit juice and racked beer on top
before. (It was my priming sugar and flavoring.) I have found that the best fruit flavor comes
from using K M...
Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 08-02-2011 at 01:45 AM
9 lbs of DME is a lot, that should be a 1.080 beer, before you add the juice.That's what I was
thinking too, and though I have no problem with a hefty beer, I think I'd rather have something
a little ...
Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 08-02-2011 at 01:34 AM
Awesome, I'd have expected a Costco product to have preservatives in it.I was pleasantly
surprised, too. It was ~$6.50 for 2 1/2-gallon jugs, too, so if I turn out something tasty with
it, I'll certai...
Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 08-02-2011 at 12:46 AM
What kind of preservatives are in the cherry juice?None, it's 100% juice, free of anything
Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 08-01-2011 at 11:53 PM
For yeast, I was thinking something Belgian, hopefully something that'll yield nice fruity
esters. Haven't fully committed to anything until I see what the shop has in stock.For
adjuncts/spices, I was...
Posted in thread: Cherry Ale - Brewing with Cherry Juice on 07-31-2011 at 10:05 PM
So it's hot here in MN and I'm trying to come up with a good recipe for a cherry ale made with
some of this wonderful cherry juice I recently picked up at Costco, not to mention I don't
really want to...
Posted in thread: Deception Cream Stout on 08-29-2010 at 10:39 PM
I'm going to brew this after I've moved, and I noticed the idea to add coffee to this one,
which sounds amazing to me. Anyone have a recommendation for how much would be an appropriate
amount? I've al...
Posted in thread: Mead in Primary for 15 months. Can I save it? on 08-25-2010 at 08:19 PM
For the record (I found my recipe), it was sitting on a variety of spices and the yeast (the
exact strain of which has been lost to smudging on my recipe sheet), so I'm just a bit
concerned about over...
Posted in thread: Mead in Primary for 15 months. Can I save it? on 08-24-2010 at 07:29 PM
Long story short, I started a small batch of Christmas mead late last summer and put the 1 gal
primary in my parents' basement to perk away. After a slow start, I decided it probably needed
quite a wh...