Jimbo wrote:S-Cackalacky wrote: I checked the ABV after combining the 3 quart jars and it was 45% (single run with thumper). Not as high as I would like for aging, but it already has a nice smell with distinctive apple notes coming through.
SC, my 2013 batch came out there too, 45%, and is one of my best, no problems with aging at that strength, lots of caramel and vanilla coming through.
Thanks Jimbo. I was owing it to the low ABV of the wash, but was still a little surprised at how low it was considering I used my thumper. I noticed that one of the three jars smelled a little headsy, but I'm hoping that the blending with the other two jars and the aging will eliminate most of that. I can see now why some are saying that cuts for AB can be a little tricky.