This is a 6-gallon batch to test various oak types and toast levels.
16lbs wildflower honey
2 lbs buckwheat honey
rehydrate yeast with Go-Ferm
cover with sanitized towel
aerate vigorously several times daily
added 1.5 tsp Fermaid, .5 tsp DAP
aded 1 tsp Fermaid
moved to carboy
it’s starting to clear, fermentation is done. probably time to rack into 1-gallon bottles and start the oak.
samples will be medium toast American, heavy toast American, medium toast French, heavy toast French, medium toast Hungarian.
took 1 gallon, added 2oz Med Toast American Oak from a gallon of Oaked Manhattan I made a while back.
split into 4 batches – 1gal with 2 oz Med Toast American oak, 1gal with 2 oz Heavy Toast American oak, 1gal with Med Toast French oak, and the remainder with 5lbs of pitted pluots.