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12/01/2013 esheppy
Brewed this up today. Forgot to add honey to the pot. Ended up mixing to some water and added to 1.046 wort. Not sure what my of was. Probably pretty close to the 1.049.
12/04/2013 esheppy
Strong fermentation. Temperature was 64ish for the first two days. Last night it made it up to 70. Still going strong this morning.
12/05/2013 esheppy
The airlock was full.Added in a blow off tube.
12/07/2013 esheppy
Seems to be done with the active fermentation, although there is a ton of kraussen on the top still. Took a gravity sample. 1.009 puts this beer at 5.2 ABV. FG will probably be a point or two lower. Taste starts off with a nice malt backbone that finishes dry. Good EKG hop present comes off sort of flowery. Most of the honey flavor fermented away, but I do pick up a bit. Actually exactly what I remember the Wetta Blonde to be. Think I may rack away from some of this kraussen today.
12/08/2013 esheppy
I did end up racking to secondary yesterday. Not sure it was really as cloudy as I was thinking. The top sides just made me think it looked messy. Much nicer looking now.
12/14/2013 esheppy
Took a gravity sample. Nice blonde color. Clarity could probably be better, but pretty good. 1.007 ish on the FG makes this a 5.5 abv beer. Nice malt flavor finishes pretty dry with a touch of honey flavor. Success! Kegging today or tomorrow.
12/31/2013 esheppy
This beer has been a hit with family members. I like it too. More of a honey flavor in this beer than I remember from previous batches, but that might just be poor flavor memory. Plus, I think it adds a nice note to the beer. Can't think of anything I would do to change this recipe.
02/01/2014 esheppy
Killed the keg last night. Yummy beer. Too bad its gone. Will have to brew again.
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