Wow it's been a long time since I've posted on this site, glad to see that it's only grown in the time that I've been away. Life (read: work) has kept me from brewing for almost a year now, but I'm in a new job, in a new place and have hammered out the biggest beer that I've made to date. I did a partial mash double IPA from Austin Home Brew and I hit it right on the head. Couldn't find my hydrometer but seat of the pants puts it at 10%+ but I'm thinking it's an honest 12%. Snuck a glass last night when I moved it from my primary to the secondary and it's awesome.
Now my question, how can I make this a lightly carded beer? I'm going to be bottling in a week (15 days prim, 7 days secondary) but I think this will be best with a lighter carbonation than normal. Before I just halved the amount of priming sugar, I wanted to make sure that would do the trick.
It's good to be back on here!