Cherries!

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  1. Vallka

    Vallka Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine just gave me 5-7lb of cherries, most are split/damaged but are good enough for brewing!

    What should I make with them??
     
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    A Wee Heavy with cherries, cocoa and vanilla, all restrained of course, works well. I have a four year old version of that recipe that keeps getting better.
     
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    Chocolate cherry stout
    cherry hefe
    cherry saison
    chocolate cherry porter
    that wee heavy does sound tasty
    difficult choice to throw into your brew schedule.
     
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    Saison!!! or maybe a Cherry Wit.
     
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    Not a bad idea either!
     
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    That amazing Wit tang, with some cherries....oh hell yeah
     
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    They don't finish out sweet, so a wit might not be a good idea. Something with some residual sweetness or that will support some lactose....
     
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    I vote for nosy bear's idea. A wee heavy would pair well with cherries and chocolate.

    That or the stout idea. A milk stout with chocolate and cherries.
     
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    Sierra Nevada did a Trip in the Woods barrel aged Chocolate cherry stout a couple of years ago. That was a good one. Maybe put some bourbon soaked oak chips in the fermenter. Get vanilla and whiskey flavors.
     
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    Copy that...I have a Mango Wit on tap right now that could probably stand a little more sweetness. I also added a little extra acidulated malt in the grist and that's keeping it a little on the dry, tart side as well. I used frozen mango chunks because it was quick and easy and the result is quite nice, but I'm considering throwing a can of Mango Nectar into the keg for serving. I will say, though that for a light summer beer that fruit flavor and very clean finish is pretty nice and there's good malty sweetness in the balance.
     
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    Cherry brown ale
    Cherry mild
     
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    If you go with a drier beer, consider some vanilla to enhance what sweetness is there.
     
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