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Old 12-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #11
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I got mine at Costco. I called ahead of time and they were able to tell me the date they were delivered so I knew they were fresh.

I brewed this on 9/1. Of course I started tasting it early. I would say it really tasted best starting around 12/1, so 3 months time from cooking until its ready.
That was about the same time line as it took mine to be ready as well. Glad to hear it has come into its own.



 
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:49 AM   #12
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3 months seems pretty good. I have heard of people waiting 12 months for the raspberry flavor to mellow out. Glad to hear this. I know it is always a matter of personal preference but I probably would have hidden this from myself and not even touched it for 9 months.

When you went to Costco did you go with fresh or frozen? Assuming fresh seeing that you called to see when the fresh shipment would be coming in. I went to the store and they were $10/pound.



 
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:28 PM   #13
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I used 4 of the 12 oz packages of fresh raspberries. If I remember right, it was about $4.00 per package where I am so $16 total.

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:48 AM   #14
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Being a head groundskeeper at University of Iowa, I have access to reand black rasberries, wild cherry, and peach. So I can't wait to try this with some really fresh fruit! But for now I'm going to try the extract first and compare. Thanks Shrades

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:15 AM   #15
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Good luck. Let me know how it turns out.

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:27 AM   #16
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I believe I'll be making this real soon. Talk to you in about 3 months! Being January, I plan to make it with frozen raspberries from Sam's Club, so I'll let you know how that is.

 
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:27 AM   #17
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I really like the look of this recipe I was just wondering if you could size it down to a half batch since I have a 3 gallon fermentor open and ready to go. Any thoughts on this one? anything that I need to be aware of if I am using a smaller batch size. Just wondering
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:47 AM   #18
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I can't thiink of a reason why it wouldn't work if you cut everything in half. Its a good idea if you have a fermenter you can leave undisturbed for a while.

Now that I think about it more, I had to transfer it 3 times so it is alot of extra work for just 2.5 gallons.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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I can't thiink of a reason why it wouldn't work if you cut everything in half. Its a good idea if you have a fermenter you can leave undisturbed for a while.

Now that I think about it more, I had to transfer it 3 times so it is alot of extra work for just 2.5 gallons.
That's exactly how I would see it also.

 
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:20 PM   #20
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I just opened a bottle the other night being one week. It needs more time. Next time I will use the fresh stuff. the extract reminds me more of cough syrup then fruit.



 
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