Hi all. So after making my first batch, I was looking for another recipe to try and saw Summersolstice’s Cherry Bomb cherry mead recipe and thought that I would give it a go. SS says to use tart cherries, but all of the cherries I find around these parts are the sweet variety. So… I was wondering if I could use dried cherries instead, but had a few questions:
1. If you can substitute dried for fresh, how would you adjust the quantity?
2. How, if at all, would the final flavor differ?
3. Would using dried vs fresh change the fermentation, condition, or aging time?
4. Is there anything that is used in the drying/ preservation process that would be harmful to the yeast or throw off the ph/ nutrient balance?
Thank you in advance