The beer spent ten days in the secondary. I measured the final gravity at 1.009, which should put the ABV in the vicinity of 5.25%. I primed the beer with 5 oz. of corn sugar (boiled in 2 cups of water and cooled) before bottling. I ended up with 20 24oz.-bottles and 8 12oz.-bottles (i.e. 4.5 gallons). I'll give the beer two weeks to condition.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
The fermenting ramped up within 24 hours of pitching, and there was obvious airlock activity for four full days after that. I racked the beer to the 5-gallon carboy for secondary fermentation after 14 days in the primary and measured the specific gravity at 1.010. The sample from the thief was very smooth, drinkable, and understated. I like the East Kent Goldings. I'm excited to see how this one tastes carbonated. I'm planning to let the beer condition for a week before bottling.