Saturday, November 10, 2012
So, I thought today would be the day to rack (bottle). I even de-labled and cleaned/sanitized all the bottles. The kittiez were amused:
The ABV so far is about 6.5 - 6.8% (the recipe says it should be about 7%, so most of the fermentable sugars have already been consumed), and it does taste a bit... well ... raw. So a few more weeks to settle out before carbonation sounds fine.
But after more reading, I figured the brew could do with a transfer to a second fermentation vessel and sit for a few more weeks. Instead of bottling, I transferred the brew into a clean carboy to finish a second ferment.