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Title: Celebration is in order
Post by: 1vertical on April 15, 2011, 05:31:48 PM
My 50 L Oak Solera has had beer in it since 4-6-10.  It is currently full of the rochefort cherry w/ brett
and 8-10 # of fresh frozen balaton cherries marinating in the mix.  (don't forget the mahleb)

Since harvesting last fall, It is almost time to harvest 5 more gallons of this. Tomorrow I am brewing
a rochefort to replace another pull from the solera.

What a wonderful journey.  I have not sampled nor disturbed this for many many months....
kind of like a mysterious treasure.   ;D 8)
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: bluesman on April 15, 2011, 05:56:29 PM
Sounds interesting. Keep us posted. I know you're dying to taste it.  ;)
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: pyrite on April 16, 2011, 03:36:04 AM
That sounds delicious!  What kind of rochefort recipe are you working with?  I have a soured oak barrel that needs refiling and want to try something similar.
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: 1vertical on April 16, 2011, 04:37:30 AM
pyrite here is the entire thread can't tell you much more but feel free to PM me
if ya need to...
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=1746.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=1746.0)
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: pyrite on April 16, 2011, 05:55:21 AM
ahh, a celebration to the herman holtrop rochefor then.
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: 1vertical on April 17, 2011, 02:18:08 PM
And the make up beer
Brewed Herman Holtrop's Rochefort clone for the beer that will go into the solera after my next harvest from same.
Hit all the numbers and got a promising looking wert from the BK.
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Rochefort2011og.jpg)

I love that mashwater software from John(plctech)   ;D
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: Hydro on April 17, 2011, 10:33:05 PM
To Teas or not To Tesas,
What have you done to achieve such a briliance?[

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And the make up beer
Brewed Herman Holtrop's Rochefort clone for the beer that will go into the solera after my next harvest from same.
Hit all the numbers and got a promising looking wert from the BK.
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Rochefort2011og.jpg)

I love that mashwater software from John(plctech)   ;D
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Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: 1vertical on April 19, 2011, 03:37:53 PM
Hydro,
I did nothing unusual. I think I get real good results using the whirlyfloc and rapid cooling
with my immersion coil.  I have about 2 inches of break material in the bottom of my Hyd. Tube
that you cannot see due to skillful editing  ;D....and fyi, I just put break material and all straight
into the primary. (sorry took so long to post back to your question)
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: 1vertical on May 14, 2011, 09:50:39 PM
Latest beverage coming out of that cask For Your Enjoyment....
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/2ndPullKriek.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: gordonstrong on May 14, 2011, 11:16:35 PM
Pretty beer. Nice reddish hue.
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: euge on May 15, 2011, 12:41:55 AM
Effervescent too.

What's it taste like?
Title: Re: Celebration is in order
Post by: 1vertical on May 15, 2011, 12:45:31 AM
What's it taste like?
Bit too much carb today, I will stop with the gas it is fully carbed up...
Taste like sour cherry pie and smells like cherry...with a bit of the mahleb perfume.
It is good IMO....
Thanks Gordon it is pretty and I just can't get the camera to do it justice....