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Cherry toasted and charred?

Postby NeckStiller » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:16 am

Hey everyone,

Been waaayyy to long, but finally got the equipment up and running again.

I looked for info on this topic and found little bits here and there. My question is has anyone used Buccaneer Bob's recipe and finished the final product using the essence along with some toasted and charred cherry?

I've got approximately 2 gallons airing and I want to finish it right, without regrets. Perhaps I should color with the essence and experiment in separate jars.

I thought the cherry would add a different element but not sure how well it ages.

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Cherry toasted and charred?

Postby NeckStiller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:20 am

Looks like I'm the first. I'll share my results!
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Re: Cherry toasted and charred?

Postby Lazy O Trope » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:53 pm

I've got some wild cherry brandy aging on toasted cherry- so far it is not doing well.
The smokey flavour is VERY HEAVY.
It's only been down for a month but I thinking this batch will have to go into the boiler for the next neutral run.
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Re: Cherry toasted and charred?

Postby OtisT » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi NS. I have a little experience with fruit wood, including cherry. I’m just learning myself and have been documenting my tests in the thread “Learning about fruitwood for aging.” I’ve started tests on vodka, whiskey and I just made a panela rum so that is next on my list to torture with cherry.

My best advice from my limited experience is to use just a little, and for a short time. Using toasted cherry I love the smell right away. I don’t know yet if I like the taste. It does not take a long soak to get the smell. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away.

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Re: Cherry toasted and charred?

Postby NeckStiller » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:23 am

Thanks for the input guys. I've let it go a little while now, so this weekend gonna have a taste and see what's doing. The smell is great though.
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