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lawpaw 02-29-2012 03:35 PM

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Here are some pics from my Bochet. I boiled for a little over an hour. In the primary it is dark, but not black. It has a reddish hue.

SG was 1.15 exactly, but the chopped dates and raisins probably still have some sugar in them.


lawpaw 02-29-2012 03:35 PM

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Here are some pics from my Bochet. I boiled for a little over an hour. In the primary it is dark, but not black. It has a reddish hue.

SG was 1.15 exactly, but the chopped dates and raisins probably still have some sugar in them.


lawpaw 02-29-2012 03:35 PM

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Here are some pics from my Bochet. I boiled for a little over an hour. In the primary it is dark, but not black. It has a reddish hue.

SG was 1.15 exactly, but the chopped dates and raisins probably still have some sugar in them.


lawpaw 02-29-2012 03:38 PM

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I got one slight burn on my lip when some honey napalm flew up on my finger and I was stupid enough to quickly lick it off. My finger was tough enough to not get burned, but my lip and tongue still hurt.

Below is from baking bread a couple of weeks ago. Don't do this.


TheBrewingMedic 02-29-2012 07:53 PM

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Couple pics of todays Leap Year Bochet, my cocao nibs didn't get delivered today so they will be going into the secondary...

Used 3# of orange blossom honey, d47 yeast and got a OG of 1.100-1.105,
little light but maybe will make up in flavor what it lacks in alcohol.

Wish I could have gotten a good pick in the hydrometer tube with the light behind it, has an amazing deep red with amber hue color, otherwise it looks coffee colored dark.


TheBrewingMedic 02-29-2012 07:53 PM

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Couple pics of todays Leap Year Bochet, my cocao nibs didn't get delivered today so they will be going into the secondary...

Used 3# of orange blossom honey, d47 yeast and got a OG of 1.100-1.105,
little light but maybe will make up in flavor what it lacks in alcohol.

Wish I could have gotten a good pick in the hydrometer tube with the light behind it, has an amazing deep red with amber hue color, otherwise it looks coffee colored dark.


TheBrewingMedic 03-01-2012 12:25 PM

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Day 2, ~18 hours post pitching, beautiful bubbling


TheBrewingMedic 04-13-2012 03:10 PM

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6 weeks later...How is everybodies leap year bochet coming?

I've gone from the 1.105 OG to three readings of 1.012 so now it's chilling in the tertiary, the autosiphon again proved it was worth the $12, racking off of the cacao nibs was pretty easy, almost lost siphon once, gave it half a pump and it continued without a problem with very minimal loss.

Going to let it sit awhile to finish clearing then probably will get one more racking to bulk age 8-10 months, then I'll think about bottles.

wish I got better lighting on the picture, this doesn't do the color justice.


inordeck 04-17-2012 01:24 AM

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I made my first mead on leap day not knowing this was going on. Just felt like it was the right day for my first mead attempt. Made a JAOM with tangelos and added vanilla. After reading the thread I don't think I want to wait 4 years to drink it though.



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