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Vintner’s Harvest Fruit Puree – Cherry 3 lb. 1 oz(1.39 kg)
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As the puree contains not seeds, add 10-15 percent less puree as you would fruit
Quality packaging to insure safe delivery
You should never boil the puree as it can create off flavors
This 49 oz. can of Oregon fruit puree is prepared from Cherries grown in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. Commercially sterilized and containing no preservatives, you can add this puree directly to your primary or secondary fermenter to flavor beer, mead, or wines. As the puree contains no seeds, add 10-15% less puree as you would fruit. One 49 oz. can will make 1 gallon of fruit wine. You should never boil the puree as it can create off flavors. Fruit Information: Color: Purple – red Brix: 20-26pH: 3. 7-4. 4. Vintner’s Harvest Fruit Puree – Cherry 3lb 1oz(1. 39 kg), Country of origin – United States, Manufacturer name – Vintner’s Harvest.
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This sale means Vinters Harvest Purees start at just $12.38 (for sweet cherry puree)! Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Peach and Red Raspberry are also available at different prices.
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About, from MoreBeer: “Each 49 oz can of raspberry puree is made from 100% fruit with seeds removed. Use one to two cans per 5 gallon batch of beer or mead. One can will give a slight flavor while two cans will produce a more pronounced fruit flavor. Because the product is sterile you can add directly to your fermenter for maximum flavor. There is no need to boil the puree. This product can also be used to make excellent fruit wines. Vintners Harvest is manufactured by Oregon Fruit Products.”
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This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert. Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer. Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.
Using Amoretti Fruit Puree in Homebrew
I’ll be upfront and admit I’m not a fruit beer brewer. I do enjoy a few commercially available fruit beers, but it’s more as an occasional change of pace than something I regularly seek out or buy on a regular basis. And it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve actually brewed a fruit beer myself. A friend wanted me to make a Peach Pale Ale, and that was my first foray into brewing one. I didn’t use Amoretti products on that beer, but it’s worth a brief explanation of my experience there, in order to contrast it to my experience with the Amoretti products.
Brewing the peach beer, I didn’t have the option of fresh, delicious tasting peaches to make a beer using fresh fruit. Conceptually, this seems like the ultimate solution, but this can limit your creativity to either time of year, or quality of product substantially. My first experimental batch was using a canned puree product. Thick and “sludgy”, this gave a great mouthfeel and cloudiness, but it had a distinct “dried fruit flavor” to me. It wasn’t as bright and popping as I had wanted.
For the second batch, I did a combination of the same canned puree, but also added some natural flavoring extract I got from my LHBS. That got me more brightness and pop in the flavor, but it also came with hints of alcohol-y flavors, and somewhat artificial aroma. In the end, through working a combination of this canned puree and flavor extract, I got a beer that turned out well, but I didn’t feel either was exactly the perfect tool for fruit beer.
I saw Amoretti fruit purees and thought I’d give them a try to see if they provided a better option. Amoretti set me up with some bottles of their craft puree as well as their artisan natural flavor compounds. Both are advertised as additions to your beers, with concentration recommendations printed on the containers. The craft puree comes in a large bottle with a hand pump like a soap dispenser. Specifically designed for you to either add flavoring in bulk to your whole keg, or just a squirt into your glass before you fill it with beer. To make a sort of fruit-flavored-Radalizer.
3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi. 200 Cherries per bottle. Gluten free. Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)
I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed. I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare. Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe. The beer was fantastic.
Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate. You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.
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