Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hit the Bottle

We passed through the primary and secondary fermentation stages of our Perk-A-lator Stout with reckless abandon. Most of it is hazy and cloudy and we would have it no other way.

Today we bottled a case worth of the brew - just a bit over of two gallons worth. The final gravity was 1.020. The recipe calls for a final gravity of 1.021 so we were almost spot-on. We added just under one half cup of brown sugar (original recipe calls for 2/3 cup for five gallons) for our three gallons. It was admittedly rudimentary math so carbination could range from flat to way too much head - which is obviously only possible when brewing beer. The aroma was that of a good stout. It was a close-to-black body with hints of deep brown. In short, we have high hopes for this one.

Give us another month or so before tasting and we'll offer up the final review.

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