Hi. My daughter is coming to visit me for the 4th of July, and I made the Wheaton Saison for her (she really likes that). But she also really likes cherry wheat and has asked me to add cherries to it. Well, it’s already brewed and has been setting in secondary for a couple weeks and is ready to go into the keg this weekend for carbonation. There’s still time before she gets here, so I’m wondering if it would mess it up to add the cherries and let it set in secondary for another couple of weeks.
So if the consensus is that would be ok, my thought was to get 5lbs of cherries, wash them thoroughly, freeze them, thaw them, mash them a bit, and add them until 6/28, then transfer to keg and slow carb until the 4th. My thought is that would also let the beer condition a bit more. Will that give it enough cherry flavoring? Should I use puree? I’ve got some extract my daughter gave me, but I’ve read that flavor comes off as a bit more artificial. Thoughts? Thanks.