Saturday, December 5, 2009

Brewing frenzy!

Busy week! Bottled the Strong Belgian Holiday ale on Tuesday -- ABV of about 9.3%

Then bottled a friend's winter beer we brewed in honor of his dog, Yukie. Announcing YUKIEBRAU! We forgot to do the original gravity reading, but we think it's about 1.060, and the FG was 1.012 probably about 6.5% ABV. We used fresh juniper berries from just outside Sedona for additional flavoring. Not too many maybe about 1/2 Tbsp crushed up. The initial tastes from the hydrometer tube were pretty good.

While bottling the Yukiebrau we brewed up an IPA - lots of hops. We'll see how that turns out. It's bubbling quite a lot right now. The air lock wasn't bubbling this morning and later in the day I noticed the lid came slightly popped. Could be good (lots of activity) could be bad (I didn't get the lid on tightly (although I agitated for quite awhile and the lid was on tight then.)