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Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 01-25-2013 at 11:00 PM
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.
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 08-01-2012 at 03:25 AM
I think I'm going to go with the nibs, but I'm going to wait a couple of years.
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 07-28-2012 at 09:08 PM
Over-oaked it big time. It tastes like toasted plywood with a bit of honey sweetness. Since
it's got over 3.5 years to cool down should I let it go for now or should I whip up a couple
more gallons to...
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 06-30-2012 at 04:11 PM
I just racked mine for the first time since getting off its gross lees. It's already really
good (but young). I'm amazed how much the honey has come through considering how high the
gravity was, but I...
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 03-14-2012 at 08:44 PM
Mine is still in the primary. It has gone from an estimated 1.165 (read 1.15 +raisins and dates
+ 1lb. added later) to 1.032 so far and is still putting out a bubble every couple of seconds.
I plan on...
Posted in thread: Oak aging on 03-08-2012 at 11:30 PM
I'm 8 days into a very high OG bochet (1.15 plus another .01 added later, 1116 hopefully will
take it near dry for now).The good thing about fruit and spices is that you can always add them
later if y...
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 02-29-2012 at 03:45 PM
I didn't have any antibiotic cream, so I used honey for a day until I could get some. ;)
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 02-29-2012 at 03:38 PM
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 hu...
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 02-29-2012 at 03:35 PM
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 st...
Posted in thread: Leap Year 2012? on 02-29-2012 at 02:25 PM
I did mine yesterday an inoculated today right at midnight.The most dangerous part by far is
adding water at the end of the boil. The honey at that point is well over the boiling point and
any water w...