Bottling the Year of the Rabbit

October 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Two weeks have passed after brewing the first batch of The Year of the Rabbit, so it’s time for bottling again. This time, the yield is somewhat higher than before: 25 bottles (up from 19 of Maiden Voyage), probably because I didn’t have to check the specific gravity as often. Perhaps because of using a liquid malt extract instead of a dry malt extract this time, the specific gravity was considerably lower: it went from 1.031 to 1.009 as compared to 1.049 to 1.017. This batch is a “starting from the ground up” experiment, using as few ingredients as possible so that I can learn the nature of each component. Unlike with Maiden Voyage, I did not use any steeped grains with this recipe. I also used a different yeast (Safale US-05 instead of Safale S-33) which produced a slower and more consistent fermentation process.

And here she is:

T minus 14 days and counting!




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