Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Parti-weiss bottling

I'm finally getting around to bottling the strong beer from my partigyle experiment. The gravity dropped another 7 points over the summer for an estimated ABV of 6.8%. When I opened the fermenter there was a pelicle of some sort so it may have gotten an infection; hopefully it's the funky stuff from the little beer and not a nasty beer killing bug. Any initial tasting shows a slightly alcoholic nose with some honey notes and what could be a little bret funk so I'm thinking it will turn out ok. Mouth feel is heavy but with no carbonation that's to be expected. No strong off flavors with hints of breadiness. It's mostly more honey.

I bottled with 3oz of table sugar and got 26 bottles out of it.