September 4, 2007

Another batch is born

Category: ESB 3 — Josh @ 8:52 pm

I bottled bitter V this evening. FG was 1.009@74F (1.010 Corrected). Used 6.5 oz of corn sugar for bottling. The flavor reminds me of bitter IV and bitter II. It has the same fruity flavors, but there is not the slight sulfury odor that accompanies the Wyeast 1028. This brew is slightly less sharp in flavor with the Wyeast 1098, but still with a nice fruity flavor. I did lower the fermentation temperature 2 Deg F to 65F, which is the low end of the working range for the 1098. The bitterness is at just the right spot. I hope is does not fade much. The flavor from the Cascade really adds a nice touch, and the earthy aroma and subtle flavor from the Goldings is just right. I can definately taste the warmth from the raw sugar addition. It tastes plesant even at room temperature. I am pleased. ABV calculates to 5.8%. Yeild was 56 bottles (I broke one while capping)

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