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Old 01-25-2013, 12:56 AM   #121
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Closing in on a year, I'm curious how everyones leap year bochet is doing...is it bottled? bulk aging? anyone snuck a taste sample? etc...mine is currently bottled mostly in 750 ml bottles, and down in the cellar hibernating hopefully til 2016, haven't tasted it since the very begining.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #122
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Mine is still sat on the cocoa nibs, will rack it off fairly soon and top up. Its not clear yet so will bottle when it is.

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #123
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I've only racked twice counting off the gross lees.

Still over oaked. Im considering a second batch this Feb. to mix it with.

Tastes good otherwise.

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #124
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Mine's still in primary...I suppose I should rack it!

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:49 AM   #125
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Mine has been in tertiary off the oak and nibs for a couple mos now. Bitter from the cocoa, tannic, and over oaked, I think a few more years will do it some good.

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:45 PM   #126
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Ok all, it's been over a year for a report....lawpaw, how is yours coming? Did the oakiness tone down? I still have mine sitting on the cocoa powder which I didn't add until the first of this year but it's tasting pretty darn good.

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Old 05-09-2014, 12:43 AM   #127
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Mine is stabilized, back sweetened, transferred and sitting in bulk. I'm going to be moving soon so it will soon go to sleep in a corney keg under a CO2 blanket.
I think I over sweetened it, so one if my first brewing projects when we get moved will be to brew a 1 gal of dry bochet to back blend with the 5 gal I gave...

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Old 06-02-2014, 03:51 AM   #128
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Back in January I put mine on the cocoa, took it off last week; I'm having trouble keeping people's paws off it lol. I'm getting ready to start a 5 gallon batch tomorrow; I really REALLY regret only making 2 gallons first time around.

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