Friday, February 26, 2010

First Taste!

The brew has been fermenting for 6 days and has cleared considerably in the carboy, with very slow bubble action, so I took a hydrometer reading today just to see how it was coming. Obviously, if the reading is the same tomorrow, it is time to bottle! I baked the bottles in the oven for sanitation today (this was a really good way to make sure they are sanitized, in fact, it sterilizes them!) and hope to fill them up tomorrow.

The specific gravity was a little high, but it was even a little high when I first racked it, so we'll see tomorrow if it's right or not. BUT IT ACTUALLY TASTED GOOD!!! Even though it was flat and not yet aged, there was a nice hoppy fresh floral bitterness to it with a great sweet maltiness that balanced it out REALLY WELL. I can't wait to see how this finishes up.


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