What's brewing? 8/14/06
We bottled the Orval clone on Saturday, adding 3/4 cup clear candi sugar. Final gravity was 1.010, the low end of the predicted range, for about 6.2% alcohol by volume. A little low compared with the real mccoy, but perfect for the recipe.
Of course there's no carbonation yet, but this beer actually tasted very good pre-bottling. The dry-hop is pleasantly evident in the nose, and to a lesser degree in the flavor, without imparting too much bitterness. The color is right on, too. I'm excited to try this beer in a few weeks!