Originally Posted by Justibone
1.018 is a bit sweet for a beer... but about right for a late harvest riesling.
Sometimes racking will help it go down a few points in secondary. The Germans have a word for stirring or shaking the fermentor to get those extra few points down, but I can't remember it right now. It's something like "rousing" the yeast or something.
You know though, the hydro sample wasn't all that sweet and there wasnt a huge bitterness at the beginning or middle, just a slight bitterness that lingered at the end. It was good though, but as is all sampling, the flavors will develop and with the dry hopping, it should give it more aroma and a slighter hint of hop to the taste.
It might be that my initial hop addition boiled over! Oops, in any case, it has alcohol in it, and it is very drinkable!