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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

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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Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

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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Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

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32 Oz Tart Cherry Concentrate

32 Ounces Tart Cherry Concentrate by Tart is Smart.

I have added this 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.

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Tart Is Smart Tart Cherry Concentrate, 32-Ounce Bottle

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Funwerks’ 5 Tips for Kettle Sours

Funkwerks’ 5 Tips for Kettle Sours
By Dave Carpenter

“Funkwerks, a saison-focused craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., has racked up more than its fair share of awards since opening in December 2010. Co-founders Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck took home gold and silver medals at the 2011 and 2012 Great American Beer Festivals (GABFs), respectively, for their flagship Saison, and the brewery won gold for Deceit (a Belgian-style golden strong ale) and was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the 2012 GABF.

In 2014, Deceit won a World Beer Cup silver and Raspberry Provincial took home GABF gold. Raspberry Provincial is a kettle sour, which is a beer that relies on bacterial souring pre-boil to achieve its tart, refreshing character. Unlike, say, traditional lambic, which requires months or years of aging with a mix of microbes to achieve a complex, funky sourness, a kettle-soured beer needs only a day or two to gain a pleasant lactic acid tang. The method isn’t ideal for Flemish red, oud bruin, and lambic-style ales, but it’s perfect for gose, Berliner weisse, and other “clean sour” styles that primarily exhibit a lactic character.”  – Read the complete article on the Homebrewer’s Association’s website

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Consecration Kits – Includes Actual Consecration Barrel Chunk – In Stock and On Sale!

from MoreBeer… “Beer lovers rejoice! Vinnie from Russian River Brewing Co. has released his Consecration recipe to us, and we’re very proud to be able to offer it to the homebrewing community. Consecration is a sour dark ale aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with currants and brettanomyces. You can look for rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet.

What sets this kit apart from any other kit out there, is the fact that we include a chunk of an actual consecration barrel in each one! Whether or not the bacteria from the original beer will form their own colony in your beer is hard to prove right or wrong. Either way, we think it is pretty cool!”

Availability of Consecration Kits at MoreBeer can be touch and go (guessing this has to do with sourcing actual Consecration Barrels, but that’s only a guess).  As such I don’t often see this kit specifically discounted.  As of this posting, these kits are both in stock and on sale for HBF Readers.

For a limited time, MoreBeer is taking $6 off your choice of Russian River Recipe Kits when you use promo code HBFRRBC6.  The lineup includes Pliny the Elder, Consecration and Blind Pig IPA in both extract and all grain versions.  With the discount prices start at just $25.99.  Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $59 order.

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A note on Consecration:  I’m not big on picking favorites.  I think there are far too many good things to pick favorites on most things.  Having said that, if I were going to write down a list of my favorite beers, Consecration would certainly be towards the top.  This is an amazing beer.

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American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire

American Sour Beer

American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.  Available on Kindle and in Paperback

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Russian River Consecration Kits – In Stock

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from MoreBeer… “Our Russian River Consecration Sour Ale recipe kit is back in stock! Simply put, this beer is incredible. This beer is also incredibly intricate and advanced, so while we’d love for everyone to try it, we don’t recommend this as one of your first batches.

What sets this kit apart from any other kit out there, is the fact that we include a chunk of an actual consecration barrel in each one! Whether or not the bacteria from the original beer will form their own colony in your beer is hard to prove right or wrong. Either way, we think it is pretty cool!”

Check them out – Russian River Consecration Recipe Kits

A note on Consecration:  I’m not big on picking favorites.  I think there are far too many good things to pick favorites on most things.  Having said that, if I were going to write down a list of my favorite beers, Consecration would certainly be towards the top.  This is an amazing beer.

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