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Old 03-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #11
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King orchards cherry concentrate is the bomb. 32oz in a 5 gallon adds tons of cherry aroma and tartness as well as a nice red/pink color. It's far cheaper than whole fruit or purees.

 
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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King orchards cherry concentrate is the bomb. 32oz in a 5 gallon adds tons of cherry aroma and tartness as well as a nice red/pink color. It's far cheaper than whole fruit or purees.
Thats good to know.

Booster, you know of any way you could bump that 7% on your cherry ale even higher?

 
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:30 PM   #13
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I'd just use more DME to your liking. Probably Pilsen in color.

I'm in Muskegon, if you were closer I'd give you a bottle to see how she likes it.

 
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:33 AM   #14
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Too bad we didn't have this conversation last week! I was on the west side of the state for the beer fest last weekend. stayed in grand haven with some friends.

 
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:17 PM   #15
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Well, I gave this brew a go on Wednesday.

I used the AHS american wheat kit.

added towards the end of the boil the following:
3 lbs of extra light DME
1 bag of alcohol boost from AHS
my bag of priming sugar (I am kegging it so i figured what the hell)
6 cups of corn sugar

the OG was ridiculously high at 1.111. It is currently fermenting like crazy. I would equate the airlock activity to opening a CO2 tank under water. I just hope it keeps fermenting.

I plan to add strawberry extract and lactose when kegging.

 
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