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Tom Gardner
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Post Number: 602
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Howdy fellow brewers, We are thinking of planting a cherry tree and I was wondering what type you would recommend? Montmorency seems to be the standard sour cherry - good for pies, jams, and beer. TIA, Tom
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 119
Registered: 05-2001
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 06:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It might be true of all sour cherries but that tree is also a self pollinator, meaning you only need one. I would guess that is the main tree in Door County Wisc, which at one time was the biggest producing area for Sour Cherries. I think the lake coast of michigan is the place now.

My parents have a house in Door County so I always bring back 10 lbs of frozen cherries. I have a sour cherry mead that has been aging for I think 2 years. It is still pretty rough but in a year or two it should be nirvana.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer."
-- Frank Zappa
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1340
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 08:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom - here is a little info for you http://www.doorcountyvacations.com/html/generalInfo/sportsAndNature/cherryInfo.h tm

Paul - I didn't know you were a FIB :-)

PTA
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. Itís what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel.
 

Bob Boufford
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Post Number: 243
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom, http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1202.html
Unless you want to wait forever to get any fruit from a standard cherry tree, try to find varieties grafted on dwarf root stock.
 

Paul Erbe
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Post Number: 121
Registered: 05-2001
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PTA - Grew up outside of Milwaukee in Cedarburg. I am now a FIB. My Grandparents built our cottage in the 50's so I have been in Door County for the summers since birth.

I am one of the Green and Gold who live in Chicago. What Bears fans don't understand is that we hate the Viqueens and the Bears rarely pose a threat.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer."
-- Frank Zappa
 

Mike Huss
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Post Number: 616
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmmm....Cedarburg...Frugal Homebrewer...cheap grain...
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1341
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Then I cannot consider you as a FIB. You just happen to live below the state line. So you must have eaten at the Viking (the restaurant) in Ellison Bay? Best dang fish boil ever - just don't stand too close to the kettle... It took a couple weeks for my eye brows to grow back.

I think Bears fans get it. We love to hate them but if there were no Packers, I'd be a Bears fan. The viqueens on the other hand - I just can't stand them. I mean - Purple??


Tom go with the Montmorency or a dwarf sour. You can always sweeten them if you need to.

PTA
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. Itís what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel.
 

Paul Erbe
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Post Number: 123
Registered: 05-2001
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Cedarburg have a good shop? Me and my wife stop there for lunch on the way home once in a while.

I want to try the brewpub located on the creek but they don't seem to open for lunch.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer."
-- Frank Zappa
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1342
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

boy this thread sure was hijacked!

It is a really (REALLY) small shop but the prices are good on grain and fair on the other stuff.

http://www.frugalhomebrewer.com/

For the life of me I don't know why a brew pub would not be open for lunch.

PTA
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. Itís what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel.
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 617
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You mean this thread wasn't about homebrew shops in Cedarburg WI?

Paul, I assume you are talking about Silver Creek Brewpub. This is from their page, evidently they aren't open very much.

Pub Hours

Thursdays Open at 5 pm Logo Pint Night!
Fridays Open at 3 pm
Saturdays Open at 2 pm
Sundays Noon - 5 pm (subject to brewing)

Extended hours for Festivals.
The pub is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.
During the winter, the pub is closed on Wednesdays.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 3094
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Crymany-cripes-sake! Youse guys gots a lot of noive to hijack dis thread on trees, n'so?
 

Tom Gardner
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Post Number: 605
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they have cherry trees?