huntingnova3 5 Shared, 3 Reviewed
rstormes - 20 March 2014 - 2:41 pm
I have a quick question for you. I'm thinking about brewing your cherry honey ale and noticed it calls for 49.6 oz of cherry extract. I'm a relatively new brewer but that sounds like a lot. Could it be a typo?
huntingnova3 - 20 March 2014 - 2:57 pm
let me check. should be a can of cherry extract. give me a bit and I'll post again. that is for the question
huntingnova3 - 20 March 2014 - 3:35 pm
I used cherry puree by vinter's harvest. 1 can. my buddies tried this with fresh fruit and it was very close.
rstormes - 20 March 2014 - 3:43 pm
Perfect. Thanks, can't wait to try it!
huntingnova3 - 20 March 2014 - 3:48 pm
let me know what you think when you try it! thanks!
rstormes - 13 April 2014 - 10:19 am
Had to keep it in primary for 2 weeks (my other fermenter was occupied). Let it sit in secondary for a week and bottled yesterday. Looks and smells great. Had a taste of the hydrometer sample I pulled. Tasted good but didn't detect any cherry flavor, which I'm not worried about. My LHBS didn't have 10L so I used 20L. It's going to be hard waiting 2 weeks to try it!
huntingnova3 - 13 April 2014 - 7:24 pm
sounds great. I too didnt at first taste the cherry, but at bottleing or kegging, I kept slowly stirring at bottle process. I ended with a nice mild cherry flavor. When in doubt, just add a 1/4 ounce of extract flavor. I was a great croud pleaser. If you like New Castle, I just posted a fantastic clone.
rstormes - 8 May 2014 - 5:50 pm
Finally cracked one open. Very smooth and quite tasty. Can barely taste the cherry so I might brew it again in the future and add a little extract at bottling. Overall, very good. My wife loves it. I'm going to brew your Newcastle clone for a friend's wedding. Thanks again!
huntingnova3 - 8 May 2014 - 7:38 pm
awesome. I'm brewing the 2nd batch of the new castle clone. it was a huge hit!