Jun 27, 2006

What's brewing? 6/27/06

Yesterday we bottled the amber ale, adding 1 1/4 cup amber DME for bottling sugar. Final gravity was 1.014 - right about where it should be. Since the original gravity was 1.055, this beer will have about 5.5% alcohol (by volume).

For me it's still difficult to have a sense of what the conditioned (carbonated, matured) beer will be like, just from tasting it at the time of bottling. This one seemed a little... blah... although the body was good and the allspice did impart a nice hint of clove. Who knows, once it's rested in the bottles for a month or so and had a chance to carbonate it may turn out very well.

3 Comments:

At 7/04/2006 12:04 AM, Blogger John said...

We cracked open a couple of the Juno Beers last nite when we got home and all I gotta say is YUMMY! Not as hoppy as most IPAs, though to me that's good. It's a very refreshing drink. Still a bit flat but one pour had a healthy head on it.

Thanks for the 12-er and the special brew!

 
At 7/10/2006 10:12 AM, Blogger John said...

Seen this?

 
At 7/11/2006 10:51 PM, Blogger eBohn said...

Hey, John. Glad to hear the beer's taste suits ya, even if it's not heady yet.

Have I seen that site, or that specific article on "why we homebrew"? The site you pointed me to a while back, but the article I had not read yet. Have now. Anyway, thanks for drawing my attention back to that blog.

 

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