Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:47 PM
Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:11 PM
OK, I'll be the one to ask. What the heck is cherries in the snow, as applied to beer? The only thing I could find was a bunch of dessert recipes that even the Kraft kitchens wouldn't go near.
Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:13 AM
I'm not a home brewer myself but have family that do it. I believe it's this:
President, Purple Foot Winemaking Club
"41 Years of Fine Winemaking"
Wine a little... and you'll feel much better!
Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:06 PM
Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:10 PM
Just so everyone knows what we are talking about... (and a pitch for Charlie's book)
Here's what Charlie Papazian says about it:"A sinfully unique combination of sour cherries, malt extract, a mild blend of hops and patient aging conspires to celebrate the rites of spring with the lucious memories of summers past. The acidity of sour cherries slices throught he subtle malt sweeness to awaken the palate's winter remourse. Cherries in the Snow fainty resembles a Belgium Kriek, a style of beer brewed with sweet cherries malt a a lactobacillus bacteria for tartness. However, the tartness of Cherries in the Snow is not as explosive as the Belgium Kriek, or a Lambic, or Gueuze (all sour fermented beers); rather it gently hints of a clean tartness...The hops are subtle, not bitter yet flavorful. As does a good wine, Cherries in the Snow offers a wonderful potential to mature beautifully with age (years) to be called forth for sinfully special occasions. The last bottle of the original batch of this beer was 20 years old when we tried it! Man! Did this beer ever turn some heads! It was fantastic and the magnum Bottle of the stuff was enjoyed by all. Now I don't figure you'll keep you beer around for 20 years, but I did." --Charlie Papazian pg 216-17 "Joy of Homebrewing"
One other item it talked about was trying to avoid getting the cherry pits in your siphon. I have a better suggstion: pour the wort through a extra large straining bag so you can leave the cherries in contact with the beer, but you won't have pits cloggin the siphon!..reminds me of grape packs!
I'm tempted to do this one. But cherries are hard to come by here.
Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:07 PM
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The Best of Times is Now! :0)
Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:01 PM
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what's brewing; 9gal local plum 6gal triple hopped American lager 3gal very stout 6gal summer shandy lager 6gal pom/blueberry
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