Estimating PPG from Steeped Cherries

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    I'm steeping dried cherries in the recipe below and have guessed at the ppg contribution added by this step. Anyone have any experience here to evaluate my guess?

    I thought about taking a hydrometer reading of the steeped liquid before adding it. If SG=1.005 then my guess is correct, I think.


    Cherry Vanilla Cinnamon Holiday Ale

    Brew Method: Extract
    Style Name: Old Ale
    Boil Time: 60 min
    Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (ending kettle volume)
    Boil Size: 6.25 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.037
    Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)


    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.084
    Final Gravity: 1.023
    ABV (standard): 8.08%
    IBU (tinseth): 45.27
    SRM (morey): 16.22

    FERMENTABLES:
    5 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Light (30.4%)
    4 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Light - (late addition) (24.3%)
    1.4 lb - Maple Syrup - (late addition) (8.5%)
    4 lb - 2 qt liquid from 2 lb steeped cherries - (late addition) (24.3%)

    STEEPING GRAINS:
    1 lb - American - Munich - Light 10L (6.1%)
    0.5 lb - German - CaraHell (3%)
    0.5 lb - Belgian - CaraMunich (3%)
    1 oz - United Kingdom - Black Patent (0.4%)

    HOPS:
    1.5 oz - Northern Brewer, Type: Pellet, AA: 7.8, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 45.27

    OTHER INGREDIENTS:
    1 each - Vanilla Bean, Time: 2 Wk, Type: Flavor, Use: Secondary
    1 each - Cinnamon Stick 3 inches, Time: 2 Wk, Type: Flavor, Use: Secondary

    YEAST:
    Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084
    Starter: Yes
    Form: Liquid
    Attenuation (avg): 73%
    Flocculation: Medium
    Optimum Temp: 62 - 72 F
    Fermentation Temp: 67 F

    PRIMING:
    Method: Corn Sugar
    CO2 Level: 2.05 Volumes

    NOTES:
    1) Grains 45 min @ 152
    2) Remove 2 qt initial wort from kettle after 15 min of boil. Steep 2 lb dried cherries for 45 min in that liquid.
    3) Add late addition DME w/ 15 min left in boil.
    4) Add Maple Syrup w/ 10 min left in boil.
    5) Add strained liquid from steeped cherries at end of boil.
     
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    If you're looking to find out the sugar contribution of the cherries, I think the hydrometer idea is your best bet.
     
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