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Old 02-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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WooHoo, went to the store yesterday and they had Mott's juice for $3.33 per gallon, happened to walk down the canned fruit isle and spotted this!



So here is the plan, 4 gallons of Motts, 2 lbs of Dextrose, 2 cans of bing cherries (not strained)

Couple of suggestions needed,

Will this turn out clear on its own without any additional chemicals?

Should I rack after a while?

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Old 02-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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It will clear with enough time sitting. If you want the cherry flavor to come through I would ferment with out the cherries for about a month. Then rack onto them and let it go another month. Then rack to another carboy and let clear for 2-3 months.

 
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:42 PM   #3
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I think its worth mentioning, the pic you posted is for cherries in heavy syrup. I have several cans of oregon cherries in water sitting next to me now, so I gotta ask, which did you buy? I am not sure what they include in their heavy syrup, but it almost always means at least the addition of high fructose corn syrup and possibly some preservatives. I wouldn't want to add corn syrup to my brew, but that's personal preference, but if it has preservatives you're gonna have one hell of a time getting it to ferment.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Heavy syrup, supposedly no preservatives though

 
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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Well, after fermenting 1 month, I decided to bottle. What a beautiful brew! Crystal clear with a blush color to it. Tastes wonderful! A little hot but not in a bad way. I decided to carb and bottle this batch. We will see how it is after a month of conditioning.

 
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:40 PM   #6
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Gratuitous Porn


 
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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Wow that looks really really good! How dry is it?

 
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:20 PM   #8
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Very dry, if your SWMBO likes chardeney, she will like this. It really needs to condition though, is a tad too hot for wifee, although I like it

 
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #9
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That does look gorgeous, congrats Henny
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:54 PM   #10
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How strong is the cherry presence? The color of that stuff is just beautiful.
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