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Old 07-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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I'm going to transfer a triple onto some peaches and age for a while. I was given good advice from many people and was told to use 7.5 pounds of peaches for my 5 gallon batch of a clone for epics brainless on peaches.
Does this mean 7.5 pounds of just peach meat or is this including the pits?
I will of course remove the pits before aging but don't know if I should go by the weight of the whole peaches or just the meat.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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I'd remove the pits. Peach pits contain cyanide, and while you may not extract enough to be dangerous it's probably not worth the risk.

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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So... 7.5 pounds of just peach meat?

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #5
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Came out to about 8 pounds of just peach meat, or 1 gallon, so this will be a pretty fruity triple; but I love peaches. Thanks for the advice.

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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I have read that if you leave the pits in you can get a nutty taste to the beer.... I thing the cyanide not in the WOODY SHELL but in the seed (the PIT) http://voices.yahoo.com/the-unknown-...n-3799134.html and http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4172546AAmGJju

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