I got my first somewhat-clean sample of this today.. I have had it on gas about a week now, and have pulled a 1/2cup measure or so each day to get the skank out of the bottom of the keg and see how it's doing (I'm a pretty new brewer - gotta experience everything, y'know? ) and in that week it's gotten itself to being one madman of a brew. This, folks, is one serious beer. It's not nearly clear yet, but with my questionable process I'm not surprised. I hit a big efficiency and attenuated well with the 22g of Nottingham I (over)pitched, and wound up with a 7.5% ABV beer. Can't imagine how good this is going to be after it's been cooling for a couple weeks and had time to get itself into proper form. I bottled off four bombers, too, and I think I'll stash them 'til Independence Day to see what happens. I may just be on my third keg of the stuff by then... So it'll be nice to compare "keg-fresh" to "finely conditioned" and see how they compare.
Thanks again, Yoop.
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson, in letter to William S. Smith, 1787