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Fruit in 2ndary
« on: April 16, 2014, 07:47:41 AM »
Im going to try a Quad with cherries this spring. Just curious. How long they normally take to ferment out. Ill probably use 5 pounds of fresh Bings. Seems like they'd go well in a quad.

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Re: Fruit in 2ndary
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 07:49:07 AM »
Sounds like an interesting idea.  I think I'd plan on 2 weeks and keep an eye on it to see if it goes faster.
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Re: Fruit in 2ndary
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 07:58:23 AM »
Perfect, thanks.

Ya, its warming up. Im bored. Didn't have temp control last time I tried a quad. So I figured what the hey. Have to get my freezer empty first though. It should work out timing wise with local harvest.

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Re: Fruit in 2ndary
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 08:21:10 AM »
+1 to ~ 2 weeks.  Obviously, check until you get FG. But I'd put those cherries in a paint strainer bag (or similar) - raw fruit generates a buttload of pulpy junk.  Sounds good though - sort of Ommegang Three Philosopher's style.
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Re: Fruit in 2ndary
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 09:30:23 AM »
I hope its tasty

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Re: Fruit in 2ndary
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 10:25:10 AM »
I have tart cherries in a wheat right now. The airlock still bubbles every now in again after 12 days at 70 degrees.

I'm thinking about brewing a quad in the fall. I was thinking sweet cherries. Are you planning on aging at all, Jim? Jon mentioned Three Philosophers... I recently found a four pack of 2011 Three Philisophers stashed in the back of the "beer cellar." It tasted like a little slice of heaven. I wouldn't expect you, or me to age a beer for 3-4 years before drinking it, but maybe try "losing" a few bottles somewhere in the house for awhile if it turns out good.
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Re: Fruit in 2ndary
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 11:52:37 AM »
Im guessing the quad will be brewed about early June. After fruiting it, I'll keg and lager till cold weather. So about 3 months aging