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Old 12-21-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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I am debating rather than using the cherry extract I have for my cherry wheat ale, buying some frozen cherries, defrosting them and steeping them at the end of the boil (Joy of brewing suggested a 20 minute steep right after turning off the flame) If I go this route how many pounds of cherries for a 5 gal batch? Also could I add them frozen to begin cooling the wort during the steep? I don't have a chiller.

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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I would recommend using them in a secondary fermenter. I haven't sued cherries yet in a brew. I am not sure of the quantity you would use.

 
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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I would recommend the cherry juice concentrate instead of the extract. I have made a few batches with it and it works. Still tinkering with the recipe but I am on the right track. I have tried several different brands but I settled on the sediment-free cherry juice concentrate from Fruit Advantage. With the sediment free guarantee you don't have to worry about it breaking apart.

 
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