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Monday, August 29, 2011

Cherry Hoppin' Ale Bottled

Hi all!  Well after checking on the Chery Hoppin' Ale tonight, it had clarified pretty well already, so it is now bottled!  4.5 gallons = 42 bottles of Cherry Malted Goodness!  Now I just have to wait two weeks for bottle conditioning.  UGH!  (I did get a little sample from the bottom of the bucket, though!)  Even flat and at room temperature, it tasted great!  It has great body to it and I'm betting it comes from the pectin in the cherries.  I did a few minor tweaks to the 5 gallon batch that didn't happen in the first batch, a little torrified wheat for head retention and some American Vienna malt for balance, so we'll see where we end up!  I'll keep you all posted!  Thanks for reading!  Cheers!

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