Originally Posted by +HopSpunge+
Brewed this earlier today. Great recipe. Tasted awesome going into the fermentor. The only thing I changed was the bittering hops, I used twice as much saaz because they are one of my fav's. Was thinking that I might not even use the cherry's after taste testing it before fermentation. But I probably will. . . . .
Feel Free to not use the cherry, but it wasn't a very strong cherry flavor. It just added another dimension to the beer if you ask me.
I was actually thinking about using more cherry and more smoked cherrywood malt on the next batch. Let me know how the finished product turns out either way!
I have used frozen fruit in other beers, and it turned out good. Just make sure you sanitize some way. I usually use a bit of vodka or whiskey.
I did use a vanilla vodka to sanitize some blackberries for Mead and the Mead ended with a nice hint of vanilla. If not liquor then steam the fruit without letting it hit water.