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Adamsimpson Feb 24, 2009 11:13 AM

Has anyone seen these around? Anybody know of a good substitute, maybe canned?

  1. buttertart Feb 25, 2009 01:48 PM

    Where are you located? I know that HyVee stores in the Quad Cities (IA) carry them, an unsweetened brand from Washington State, so I imagine other bigger supermarkets (bigger than the ones in NYC) should have them.

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      Robert Lauriston Feb 25, 2009 09:40 PM

      This was moved from the San Francisco Bay Area board.

    2. MsMaryMc Feb 25, 2009 01:01 AM

      I see them around a lot--but it probably won't help you unless you (or someone you know) are traveling to the Pacific Northwest. I've made pies from these and they're very good.

      http://www.remlingerfarms.com/remling...

      These are just cherries, no sugar or thickeners. Be sure to check the labels--a lot of the canned cherries I've seen are sweetened and thickened. That's okay for pie, I imagine (although I prefer to do it myself), but not something you'd want in your ale!

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        Adamsimpson Feb 24, 2009 11:35 AM

        And, if anyone would make a general guess, how much "intensity value" would a pound of canned fruit puree have versus a pound of frozen. I imagine, one can (16 oz.) would be as intense as 5 lbs of fresh or frozen fruit.

        Kind of a weird question, I know, but you get the idea...I hope.

        1. Robert Lauriston Feb 24, 2009 11:19 AM

          You're looking for American pie cherries (Montmorency) rather than European morellos?

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            Adamsimpson Feb 24, 2009 11:31 AM

            Thanks so much. Sour Cherry Brown Ale T-minus 14 days in the secondary!

            1. re: Adamsimpson
              Robert Lauriston Feb 24, 2009 11:43 AM

              Trader Joe's dried Montmorency cherries might be a good choice.

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