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Offline thomasben

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Where to get cherries?
« on: September 30, 2012, 04:08:37 PM »
Where do you guys get tart cherries for flanders ales?

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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 02:19:01 PM »
I get mine from a farm in eastern WA.  You get on their email list and then they tell you when they'll be available.  I picked up a 25lb bucket of pitted tart cherries this year.  I don't know where you are or if they ship, they mostly prefer to deal locally.

http://tonnemaker.com/
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 02:28:30 PM »
The season has come and gone here (those come on early here), and it was a 3% crop in Michigan. Good luck.

You might consider a jar of the concentrate.
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 02:33:38 PM »
Well I know Russian river uses dried tart cherries so I was assuming they ordered them from somewhere

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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 04:12:02 PM »
Michigan is one of the states that grows a lot of cullinary (the new term for tart) cherries. Those are grown in other areas. I have heard of some being sourced in Europe, Poland IIRC.

Don't discount the concentrate for use in adjusting beer/mead. I have used it.
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 04:15:34 PM »
i ordered some from here, but have yet to use them.  i found out about it from a guy who buys them for his sour cherry ale (the one out of sam c's (dfh) book).

http://www.cherryrepublic.com/shop-cherry-republic/dried-cherries
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 06:08:36 PM »
i am currently located in austin/round rock texas and have gotten fresh tart and pitted dried tart from our local whole foods type market called h e b central market.  i can also get dried unpitted year round from the mideastern market and they were supposed to get fresh tart in september but i never saw them, shop keeper said they must not be coming.

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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 08:23:15 PM »
I was unable to find tart cherries in my area.  I've used concentrate on two different flanders reds and it's worked out well...
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/08/tart-cherry-juice-concentrate-20-price.html

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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 02:31:02 AM »
I've never used them, but this source looks promising:  www.leelanaufruit.com.  They sell either concentrate or dried tart cherries.
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 04:57:30 AM »
I've ordered from these guys before and was very pleased:

http://kingorchards.com/
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 11:16:05 AM »
U ordered dried or the tarts in water

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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012, 01:30:16 PM »
I actually got the quick frozen whole pitted cherries for my kriek, but they don't seem to be available right now.  I think the canned cherries would be good, though.

http://kingorchards.com/store.htm?category=Frozen%20Tart%20Cherries-%20IQF%20Montmorency%20and%20Balaton%20Cherries
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Re: Where to get cherries?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 02:28:42 PM »
You can get a big cherry flavor by fermenting with BM45 and using the Wyeast B. lambicus, no cherries required.
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