Got the Coffee Red Ale bottled last night. The final gravity was .0008. This gives it a fairly low abv, like 3.5%. Not sure what happened with the starting gravity. Can only hope it was just inaccurate. Lyric and I took a small sampling and it tastes like it will be delicious. There is just a small hint of coffee along with a good Red Ale flavor. Can’t wait to crack open some bottles.
Archive for March, 2007
Second brew today. Thought I’d add my two favorite things to diy together, coffee and beer. I roasted some fresh coffee and added it to my Red Ale that was brewed today.
3.3 lbs Plain light malt extract
2 lbs Plain light dry malt extract
12 oz. Crushed crystal malt
1 oz. Crushed black patent
1 oz Willamette Hops (Bittering)
1 oz Willamette Hops (Finishing)
4 shots espresso
Theoretical Starting Gravity — 1.042
Actual Starting Gravity — 1.036
So this time I got a lower gravity than was expecting… Should turn out alright though. Hopefully the coffee flavor blends well. I guess its all about trying new things.
Bottled the Classic English Pale Ale last night. Finishing gravity of 1.011. This gives the beer a 5.8% abv, not too shabby, assuming that starting gravity was accurate. A few more weeks of worrying I screwed up the bottling process and then it is drinking time.