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Tart cherry juice concentrate

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hopfenundmalz:

--- Quote from: fmader on March 16, 2013, 07:20:26 PM ---
--- Quote from: hopfenundmalz on March 16, 2013, 04:47:10 PM ---It was in the 80s at this time last year, followed by a freeze.

This year it is below freezing at night, some days get above freezing. Much more what one is used to seeing.

If the weather is good, they are predicting a bumper crop due to the trees resting for a year.

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I'm liking the sounds of that! I at least want to brew a 5 gallon batch of my Cherry Stout...if not 10. A 10 gallon batch will require 20 pounds. 10 pounds cost 30 bucks last year. I hope that the price will be cheaper if the harvest is greater this year!

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The wife found some Michigan tart cherries for her Rumtopf. She said they were a little more than double what she was used to paying.

quattlebaum:
I know this is an outdated post but this brew is quite tasty
Brewer: Quattlebaum   
Batch Size: 6.00 gal   Style: Witbier (16A)
Boil Size: 7.30 gal   Style Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 2.8 SRM   Equipment: All Grain 5 Gallon
Bitterness: 18.2 IBUs   Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.042 (10.4° P)   Mash Profile: My Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out, Fly
Est FG: 1.008 SG (2.0° P)   Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.5%   Taste Rating: 30.0
Ingredients
Amount   Name   Type   #
5 lbs 11.4 oz   Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)   Grain   1
1 lbs 14.6 oz   Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)   Grain   2
15.0 oz   Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)   Grain   3
0.4 oz   Magnum [13.0%] - Boil 60 min   Hops   4
2 pkgs   Belgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944)   Yeast   5
Taste Notes
Ladies love this and so do i. Maybe just a little less cherry concentrate.
Notes
1oz Mahlab 5 min boil. 1 pint sour cherry concentrate keg. 50/50 RO
Mahleb is basically groung cherry pits.

reverseapachemaster:
What flavors do you find the ground cherry pits adds?

hopfenundmalz:

--- Quote from: reverseapachemaster on April 11, 2013, 08:24:40 AM ---What flavors do you find the ground cherry pits adds?

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Those add an almond like, or nutty taste in the meads that I have tasted with it. You can find mahleb at a Middle Eastern market.

quattlebaum:
I agree with hopfenundmaiz. A nutty and slight almond note when I taste it prior to kegging  with cherry concentrate. 

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