Saturday, November 10, 2012

Homebrew update

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:

Lotsa Bottles

  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. 

Mad Science

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.

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