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Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« on: January 03, 2014, 09:03:29 PM »
I'm guessing the answer is no but it can't hurt to ask.

Scheduling my Pro-Am pre day with Thirsty Bear in SF and my recipe calls for ~1 lb per gallon of organic cherries.

I brewed the original batch in the spring and added cherries in early summer.
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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 09:24:22 PM »
Id start calling local cherry farms and see if they freeze any of their stock. A quick google gave me
http://www.yelp.com/biz/enos-family-farms-brentwood-3 in CA, not sure if its close tho

Ive looked at a bunch of the potential farms fromt eh google links and i dont think many will have fresh stock, you need to either find fresh frozen or buy dried and rehydrate.  either way it may cost you a small fortune:)  another possibility is using cherry puree, ive never used it but its readily avialable year round.

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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 10:46:53 PM »
Thanks,

I'll check them out. I know I will not find fresh fruit. totally the wrong season and I don't want to buy from quite that far away if I can help it.

I'm sure we will work something out. Oregon puree if need be. Luckily I don't have to pay for them!
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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 11:17:21 PM »
Just up the road...in August!! ::)

What about that organic concentrate schtuff? 

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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 11:33:51 PM »
Just up the road...in August!! ::)

What about that organic concentrate schtuff?

that's on the list for sure. I'd like to get American grown stuff and it seems like a lot of the concentrate is Turkish or Iranian (nothing against those places inherently, just like to keep it as local as possible) but if it comes down to it...

I am thinking of re-brewing this beer myself again when cherry season rolls around, then it will be fresh organic local cherries the whole way.
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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 12:01:25 AM »
When I don't use Oregon cherry puree, I love this tart cherry concentrate from Michigan (aka cherry Heaven) :

http://www.cherrybayorchards.com/?source=msn_branded

It's not organic, but is high quality and they deal in bulk. 



<EDIT>   

I know you look for organic ingredients, Mort.  Just throwing it out as a good last resort, or something other people could use.


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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 03:58:26 AM »
When I don't use Oregon cherry puree, I love this tart cherry concentrate from Michigan (aka cherry Heaven) :

http://www.cherrybayorchards.com/?source=msn_branded

It's not organic, but is high quality and they deal in bulk. 



<EDIT>   

I know you look for organic ingredients, Mort.  Just throwing it out as a good last resort, or something other people could use.
I appreciate it. I've not found anything organic yet so it might have to do. I've still got about three weeks to find it.

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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 02:07:07 PM »
Well, it's not organic but if you really want some puree here is the Oregon puree wholesale website. I've used it and it almost tastes organic. :P

https://www.fruitforbrewing.com/order

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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 04:04:05 PM »

I am thinking of re-brewing this beer myself again when cherry season rolls around, then it will be fresh organic local cherries the whole way.

Very cool.  I forgot if I asked already...do you use tart (pie) cherries or sweet cherries?

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Re: Anyone know where I can score ~ 400 lbs of organic cherries?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 05:02:13 PM »

I am thinking of re-brewing this beer myself again when cherry season rolls around, then it will be fresh organic local cherries the whole way.

Very cool.  I forgot if I asked already...do you use tart (pie) cherries or sweet cherries?
I used sweet cherries last time because that is what's available here in sunny california. I think I'll use pie cherries next time to see the difference.

I think I put the recipe in the wiki but if I didn't I will once my pc is fixed
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