30 January 2006

Winters Cask Ale - Secondary Fermentation

I transferred the Winters Cask Ale to secondary. The gravity was 1013. The original gravity was 1045. That makes the alcohol 3.28% by weight, and 4.18% by volume.

Before adding the beer to the carboy, I strained the oak chips that had been soaking in bourbon and Mexican vanilla. I added the chips to the carboy and racked the beer into the carboy. After taking the measurement, I put a bit of the steeping liqour into the test tube holding the beer. The beer itself was pretty clean, I didn't detect any off flavors. But the bourbon notes could make this beer another winner.

I intend to ferment another couple of weeks before I keg or bottle.

More to come . . .

posted by hiikeeba at 17:49


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