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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2010, 05:13:25 PM »
1st 5 gallon pull out of the solera...carbed for a week in the corny keg @ 25 psi CO2
Here is the money shot...lol



Taste is sour cherry aroma is heavenly floral and lingers long on the taste buds.
I am well pleased and blessed to have this beer to enjoy.

That's a thing of beauty. Send me a bottle.  :)
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2010, 10:29:03 AM »
1st 5 gallon pull out of the solera...carbed for a week in the corny keg @ 25 psi CO2
Here is the money shot...lol



Taste is sour cherry aroma is heavenly floral and lingers long on the taste buds.
I am well pleased and blessed to have this beer to enjoy.

That's a thing of beauty. Send me a bottle.  :)


That would be, "Send me a bottle, please" ;)
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2010, 04:08:06 PM »
When you coming down to FOCO again? That sounds and looks ever so delish...
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2010, 09:31:06 PM »
When you coming down to FOCO again? That sounds and looks ever so delish...

Thanx Ruben,
Always hope to get that journey in the mix...just that now the mix dictates that I get ready for winter....
infrastructure duties call....If possible I will dial you in on a taste, not a problem with willingness, just
logistically challenged right now.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2011, 10:35:51 AM »
Second Harvest went down today. Another 6 months in the oak.  Here are the pix.
Flavor is VERY Sour Cherry the Mahleb has diminished. Aroma is cherry...the taste
is so sour pie almost want some sweetening but not gonna....also got a shot of the pellicle
floating on the top of the beer in the oak....enjoy.... ;D




Glass is the hyd. tube contents and lighting is wrong because it does not seem that dark.
Edit: Amazing was the quantity that went to the angel's share they were thirsty!
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2011, 10:39:18 AM »
Ugh, I need to get my hands on a barrel. Well done sir.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2011, 05:30:57 PM »
Beautiful sight my freind. You are making me jealous. I need a barrel.  :)
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2011, 08:16:10 PM »
Guess its about time for me to pull another draw out of mine.  I still have a few bottles of the first pull though.

I'm sure your cherries are on the bottom of the barrel.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2011, 02:32:01 PM »
Second Pull Chilled and Carbonated, Clear and red, tart and cherry
Good stuff my friends.... More like a Sour cherry soft drink than a 9% AVB Beer. Sneaky! ;D


For some reason, difficult to photograph. I will try again on a sunny day.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2011, 05:14:49 PM »
How many volumes do you have that carbed up to?  Looks kinda effervescent from the picture.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2011, 05:42:50 PM »
Yeah, I had good volumes yesterday, and today it was over where I wanted it....
I bled off a little and it will get down from that pic. You are spot on with your
"looks like" cause it was a bit much.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2011, 05:54:38 PM »
Well, that's easy to fix anyway.  Very nice looking beer.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #57 on: June 30, 2011, 01:50:12 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks for this thread. I'm about to do a special commemorative sour beer project and this looks amazing. Some great ideas.

Do you ever plan to just drain the rest and start over fresh, or keep doing the solara method? Seems like you'd build up too much cherry pulp at some point
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #58 on: June 30, 2011, 02:02:16 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks for this thread. I'm about to do a special commemorative sour beer project and this looks amazing. Some great ideas.

Do you ever plan to just drain the rest and start over fresh, or keep doing the solara method? Seems like you'd build up too much cherry pulp at some point

I am only too glad to share this thread it IS a great journey.  IMO, the beer will be the thing to govern the
answer to your question.  As long as I like the taste of the liquid harvests, It stays in the Oak. FWIW, I
think that perhaps the Lambicus bret has given enough cherry character to the environment that whatever goes in
will be remnant of that flavor.  And another venue is to keep souring that barrel as there are lots of other
directions that I could proceed.  Pediococcus, and maybe the Bug Farm strain keep going sour....time
and the beer will tell.

Edit: The bugs will work on the cherry solids and I will not perhaps need to add  more fruit for a while.
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Re: sour cherry rochefort brett in oak
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2011, 04:39:28 PM »
The beer and the experience seem delightful. Thanks for sharing with us
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