Brewing your own beer takes quite a bit of hard work and effort in general but bottling day is by far the most labor intensive day. In an attempt to make the day a bit easier we went with 22 ounce bomber bottles instead of traditional 12 ounce bottles, which changed the number of bottles from 53 to 24. There was a still a bit left over in the bucket that unfortunately went to waste but after successfully finishing 24 bottles it was easier to accept.
The final gravity was a bit higher than it should have been but not enough to create a lot of concern at this point.
No immediate off flavors which was exciting since this was the first batch of this size. For an amber ale it was malt forward, a bit chewy with a caramel taste lingering in the background. The hop profile was minimal and it was overall a pleasant taste, can’t wait to see what happens after carbonation.
The beer should be carbonated by the end of this upcoming week so we hope to post our homebrew taste review a week from today.