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This 49 oz. can of fruit puree is prepared from sound Bing, Lambert, and Royal Anne cherry varieties grown in Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley. Commercially sterilized and containing no preservatives, you can add this puree directly to your primary or secondary fermentor 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: 20-26
  • pH: 3.7-4.4
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Tastes Grrreat
I've been using these purees in my beers the last couple of years. It gives a nice authentic taste, that can't be matched using extract. To get the most out of them, add them a week before bottling, so the flavor and aroma don't dissipate. There is plenty of sugar for the yeast in this can, so you should expect a new krausen, and will need some headspace.
May 22, 2013
Use instead of cherry extract
Its not as strong tasting as extract but it tastes good, not like cough syrup. I use an entire can added to the secondary for 2 weeks. Goes well with lots of different styles, wheat beers, stouts, porters, and even some amber ales.
October 19, 2013
Not Tart at all
As the can says - it's on the sweet side. It goes well with different styles of beers. I've used it in a Stout, a wheat beer, and now a Blonde Ale. You might want to consider using a bucket and not a carboy, because it tends to settle, and by being in a bucket you can gently stir it in.
December 17, 2013
Adds a nice flavor to Stout
After 2 weeks in the primary, I added the Cherry puree to the secondary and kept it there for a few weeks, then bottled it. There was a layer at the bottom that I left behind. It has a nice cherry taste, not too strong, but detectable.
February 20, 2014
My raved about Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Stoudt
I purchased the Midwest Cherry Stoudt All Grain Kit and substituted this Vinter's Cherry Puree (placed in secondary) for the extract the kit came with. I added a small amount of chocolate extract, vanilla beans mixed in a vanilla flavored vodka and the Cherry Puree. It was outstanding! I gifted several of the bottles to friends and it was a big hit. I am now being asked for the recipe. I love brewing beer and when you get a raving hit on one of your recipes it gives you a rush! Thanks Midwest for offering so many beer kits that can still be tweaked and for offering so many other supplies and additives at a very reasonable cost! I am a customer for life!
March 22, 2013
Exactly What I Wanted
I bought this and added it to an Oatmeal Stout, which turned out ok. I was happy with the flavor and aroma that I achieved from this puree. In the past I have used the extract flavoring, but I didn't like it. So I tried the puree and it achieved the flavor and aroma that I wanted. It wasn't overpowering, but you could tell it was there. I would buy this product again.
May 14, 2013
Excellent in any type of beer
I've used this in Wheat beer, Stout, and Mead. Its so much better than the small bottles of extract. It has a great taste and aroma and isn't artificial tasting. I plan on using this again.
July 9, 2013
Very good in a Cherry Wheat beer
I used this instead of the Cherry extract. The taste was great, but mild. Someday I may try 2 of these in a single brew, to step up the Cherry intensity. Added a nice aroma too. Just make sure you add it in the secondary, a week after primary fermentation.
December 4, 2012
Great in a sour Belgian-style ale
Belgian style sour beers are among my favorite, and this is my favorite Vinters puree to use. _x000D_I like to age the base malt beer for 6-9 month, then add in a fruit puree for an extra 1-2 months, to give a nice contract to the Lactic acid. I use the various Vinters puree, and the cherry is my favorite, though the raspberry is good too._x000D_This puree is excellent, and you can use it in beer also. I can't imagine using cherry extract when you can use this instead._x000D_Make sure you add the Cherry puree in the secondary, not the primary, so you retain more aroma.
January 16, 2013
Excellent taste
I used 2 cans in a Wheat beer and the taste was fantastic, much better than any extract I have ever used. The aroma was also very good. It costs 50 cents per beer, but I think it's worth it.
February 12, 2013
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What are the instructions to make cherry wine?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Below is a very general guideline for making wine using the puree's found on the site.
I bought this, blueberry and sweet cherry puree. Is there a recipe somewhere I can follow?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: Well, first, You will need to tell us if you are looking for a beer or wine recipe. if beer, what style? I would say that if you type "recipe for beer using blueberry puree" into a search engine, you will get a pretty good selection to chose from.
Is one can enough for a wheat beer?
DAVID A on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure of how much your brewing but one can was plenty for my 5 gallons.
no recipe on label looking for one to make wine?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The page below is a very simple guide to using the puree's in making wine and uses sugar as a base for the yeast.

If you're not so much interested in the sugar content then look into the process of making mead (also known as honey wine) which can be very similar, but uses honey instead. I have a few recipes for wine, but quite a lot for melomels which are mead made with fruits.

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