Sunday, November 11, 2007

859 calories per beer

last week we created man. last night we created god.

god features 4 pounds of grains, 25 pounds of fermentable sugars with 5 ounces of high alpha acid hops, champagne and super ultra high gravity yeasts, plus a pink starburst and an apple. we had to separate the 75 minute boil into three pots because of boil over. and not to mention the end consistency was a syrup thicker than anything i've ever tried to ferment. either way, OG was pushing past 1.2, around 1.21 to 1.23. the readings were a little skewed because of the higher temperatures, but basically put, we can get a good 22-24% ABV out of this batch, which is exactly where we want to be. we're gonna let the yeast run through on this first round, and then step feed over the next few weeks to get the alcohol to its highest potential.

only 18 hours later and it's already got about an inch and a half of activity.

so we'll definitely keep you posted on this batch as it moves along.

1 comment:

Caspito said...

we will feel the wrath