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Dairpo 01-21-2012 08:41 PM

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Racked to secondary this afternoon. The SG was at 1.025 and the colour is a nice dark brown. I figure another two weeks or so before bottling, and then sometime in Late February/early March taking the first taste!

(I got some of the sediment when racking, but figure that the time in the secondary will let it settle. I probably left half a litre behind in the primary as I was getting a lot more of the sediment at the end.)

I drank the sample from the hydrometre. It's still a bit sweet, but some of the chocolate flavour is coming out. Hopefully it'll mix well with the cranberries.

I ended up doubling the cocoa during the brew and added about 750g of frozen-then-steamed cranberries.

And now the hard part: deciding what to put in the primary. I'm thinking either an Irish Red or an IPA. Picked up a recipe book last week, so I think I'll pick something from there..

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