Saturday, January 12, 2008

Oaked Abstract Bastage, One week of Oak

Last weekend I racked the OAB into a carboy with the whiskey soaked oak chips. At the time the specific gravity was 1.038, or adjusted, 1.039, giving me an alcohol volume of 11.3%. The taste was alcoholic guava juice. Since it was still very sweet and there was still a significant amount of Trub in the carboy, so I racked a bunch of it into the new carboy as well.

Today, I checked on the oakeyness and it was already sufficient. So I'm racking it again. The current gravity reading is 1.038, or 1.037 adjusted, which gives me an alcohol volume of 11.6%. Woah.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Oaked Abstract Bastage, Repitch

Initial Reading: 1.110
Gravity adjusted for 90F temperature: 1.114

Reading before re-pitch with Champagne yeast: 1.044
Gravity adjusted for 66F temperature: 1.045

Current alcohol: 8.96%

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