Just bottled my first batch of a stout yesterday. I didn't do a secondary fermentation and let it sit for 3 weeks. It smelled great. Very excited to try it.
anyway, I've got a bunch of dried fruit laying around the house- sour cherries, pears, apples, persimmons, plums and lots of rolled oats. Has anyone ever used dried fruit in brewing? If so, how? At what point would this be put in- with the grains in the bag or tossed in with the hops?
I was thinking of trying to do an oatmeal stout with cherries. Does anyone have recommendations for me, or a recipe? Thanks,