Discussion in 'Member Reviews - Beer Kits and Brewing Equipment.' started by alymere, Nov 23, 2013.
Well it was the same over 24 hours. Want to eek it out another couple of points if poss!!
Bottled most of it yesterday FG 1005, have about 9 litres left to bottle due to not being able to cap a lot of my bottles. My empty Moretti, Leffe and Stella bottles wouldn’t cap as the top of the bottles where too big! Hopped for two days, but the sample didn’t taste or smell hoppy. Can’t wait for it to be ready to drink, as it did taste really good, and is clear. Fingers crossed.
Opened my first bottle last night after a week conditioning and a week cooling. Clear, tasted nice, but not hoppy and quite flat. Put the bottles back in the warmth to see if it can fizz them up a bit.
After an extra week conditioning (2 weeks condition total), and bingo I have a nice pint which retained its head throughout. My only criticism is that there is no hop taste. I added the hops as per instructions 2 days before bottling. Going to start a Youngs American IPA this weekend.
Nice looking pint, my Evil Dog has been conditioning for over a week, was going to try a bottle tonight. Had hops in it for 5 days.
I can assure you this won't be lacking in hop taste if you brew it as per the instructions.
Never brewed the Evil Dog though, have thought about it as I've generally been impressed with the other Bulldog kits but maybe I won't do this one?
What was your final ABV?
Mine started at 1.062 ended at 1.006 but took 34 days in the FV. Its been a really good strong beer but I agree with others its not that hoppy.
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