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bottling cabrillo II

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

draining the fermentor

last sunday, after delabeling and rinsing a case of bottles, I finally got around to bottling cabrillo II.

  • ten months of exposure to cherries and french oak were very kind to the beer – it has an amazing sour cherry and slightly oaky aroma.  the fruit came through nicely in the beer’s flavor, complementing smooth vanilla notes and an intense overall acidity. 
  • the beer finished at 10 brix (1.009) on the dot, for an ABV of 10.67%.  I mashed a little higher for this second iteration, which resulted in a little more body for an improved overall balance.  I also saved three pints of slurry for a future phantom carriage brew.  I’m really excited for this one to carb up!

in the bottling bucket               slurry

bottles