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Hop man

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I'm going to make a Cherry Ale and was planning to use a cherry extract flavoring. Has anyone used McCormick cherry flavor extract? If so how was it? Is one extract flavoring better then the others or does it come down to a matter of taste and getting the amount correct?
 

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Are you planning to dose the keg or bottling bucket? I'd pour a pint and add drops until you feel you achieved the character that you were aiming for and then multiply back for the amount to add to the keg/bottling bucket.
 
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My plan was to do as you say. Add to bottling bucket and start small. I can always add more but can't take it out.

From what I'm reading, it seems that most folks are using the fresh fruit or a puree rather then the flavor extracts. The weather is going to keep me from brewing this weekend so I may switch to fresh cherries or a puree. It doesn't seem that anyone has an opinion on whether one brand of extract is better then the others.
 
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