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Old 10-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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I am making Jamil's Black Forest Stout and I have 6 kilos of fresh frozen wild cherries. I only have 5 gal glass carboys, so I was wondering-when initial fermentation subsides (like 7-10 days, right?), and I go to rack this onto the fruit, could I rack it into 2 5gal carboys, each with 3 kilos of cherries, and then add them both together again at bottling time? this way I wouldn't lose so much beer, since the fruit will take up quite a bit of carboy space. thanks for the help,
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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yea that should be fine. not sure if you would actually be losing less beer that way.

 
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f22/plea...-titles-66629/

And yes, you should should be fine. The fruit will probably absorb some liquid too, so you'll probably lose a bit of beer to that.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:04 AM   #4
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I've got a thirteen gallon primary that I did split. five gallons of the RIS went into the bottling bucket and the other five went into a five gallon secondary with oak. splitting batches is awesome if you are going to do something different to both!
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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sorry for the ambiguous title, but i have an unintentional knack for killing threads.thanks for the replies though. what would be a good thing to do with the other half?

 
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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see???

 
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:16 PM   #7
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