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bluedart

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I would like to make some cherry mead and would like to know if I can blend the cherries before starting for ease of getting them out of the carboy.
 

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Yes you could.
They should be pitted if blended since the seeds contain cyanide. A guess on my part is that reducing the particle size will make cleaning harder. A siphon should work well pulling wine out of the cherries.
Process wise I would be tempted to run pressed juice and if I wanted to extract more flavor, take the pulp and steep it with 1 to 1 water/ pulp in the fridge, then repress pulp and combine this with the initial batch.
 

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How about a mesh bag for the cherries and a bucket or a corny keg as a primary? I've added canned cherries to a carboy of beer without a lot of trouble removing the cherries at the end of fermentation.
 

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Look at Rubbermaid Brute trash cans. The ones I have are food grade and are commonly used for primary fermentation. I use 32 gallon Brutes for grape fermentation (can easily hold 6 to 8 lugs each), but for smaller batches I'm going to buy 10-12 gallon models. I find the 7 to 8 gallon primary fermenters commonly available are a bit small for some applications.
 

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