The recipe stats below are a total guess, outside of the Brewsmith stats for table sugar and the actual OG. After getting the OG, I worked backwards to estimate the stats for the extract. I have no idea on the IBU or the color...
|American Pale Ale|
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Est Original Gravity: 1.034 SG
|Measured Original Gravity: 1.034 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG||Measured Final Gravity: 1.002 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 3.21 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.16 %|
|Bitterness: 20.7 IBU||Calories: 144 cal/pint|
|Est Color: 2.2 SRM|
At two weeks, I took a potential FG reading (2 weeks in the fermenter)...
Holy crap! I pulled and reseated the hydrometer 3-4 times just to be sure. The yeast kicked the snot outta that wort... Adjusted the readings above to reality...
I guess it's time to bottle...
Fast forward another week...
I made three sampler bottles that I intend to taste the next three weeks on this one. The first is at 6 days in the bottle...
Has OK carb, but still needs some more carb time. Pour is straw colored and pretty clear. Very slightly ciderish on the nose and the taste, but not nearly as much so as I anticipated. Lightly bittered, and lightly hopped. Pretty smooth. Really close to being pipeline ready, though I still plan to give it three to four weeks before throwing any volume of these into the fridge. I anticipate this will be a good lawnmower/BMC friend brew based on this early tester.