Initial tasting reveals it's almost exactly like the first batch. Floral aromas and sweet crisp flavors dominate. Christy says it tastes like Budweiser, and I don't have any complaints about it at all.
7.74% ABV How is this calculated?
8.5 lbs 2-row pale malt
1 lb Light Crystal Malt (20°)
1 lb Carapils
1 oz Saaz hop pellets (3%)
1 oz Fuggles hop pellets (5.7%)
1 packet SafAle US-05 dry yeast
1/2 tablet Whirfloc
4 Beano tablets, crushed
Mash grains in 3.5 gallons water at 150° for 30 minutes.
Sparge to collect 5 gallons.
Bring to a boil and add 1 oz Saaz hops.
After 45 minutes, add 1 oz Fuggles hops and Whirfloc.
Boil an additional 15 minutes.
Cool to 80° and pitch yeast. Ferment at 70° for 4 days.
Crush 4 Beano tablets and add to primary. Continue ferment for 17 more days.
Transfer to secondary and let settle for 2 weeks before kegging.
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