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    Default Concentrate vs Puree

    Is there a difference between these two? Just wondering if I could ferment some organic Black Cherry Concentrate. List of ingredients basically says that it's 100% juice, no additives, etc. Comes in 12.5 fl oz bottles...
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    Puree includes pulp. Concentrate is juice only, with some water removed. Concentrate should have a higher sugar concentration.

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    so if I were to make a black cherry mead using concentrate, how much less should I add if, for argument's sake, the rule of thumb is a pound per gallon?
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    Not sure about that THawk, may depend on how concentrated it is.

    However, most people don't like the results of Black Cherry Mead. Or Sweet Cherries for that matter. Only the tart cherries seem to produce a good mead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmclean View Post
    However, most people don't like the results of Black Cherry Mead. Or Sweet Cherries for that matter. Only the tart cherries seem to produce a good mead.
    What's the common negative on a sweet cherry mead? That it tastes like Robitussin?
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    It really can, I tasted one this Xmas made by a friend of my in-laws! Just like cherry cough syrup!

    Mine, however, tasted of nothing but alcohol last time I checked it. At least it's got a lovely colour... I should dig out a bottle and try it again when I next do inventory though, its second run melomel isn't bad but tastes nothing of cherry.
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