Originally Posted by cadarnell
if it was a 5 gallon kit and you only came up with 4.25 the OG had to be higher than the kit intended .. in which case 1016 is good I think so bottle/keg it up .. it's also going to be more bitter than intended since you did a full boil so you may have to let it sit for quite a while to mellow the bitterness ... but if you like it, then drink it right away .. just dont do what I did on my first one and drink 95% of it then wait a month to drink the last few and realize you should have waited a month for all of it... cheers !! .. you made beer
I was expecting a more bitter beer, but in the few sips I had it was bitter and really smooth. I'll probably have 1 bottle a week to see the improvements and/or changes through the process.
I might let it sit in the bottle for 6 weeks to hopefully up the sweetness a bit and bring down the alcohol aromas.