Originally Posted by cbehr
Any updates? Have you kegged/tried this yet? I'm looking to try my second no chill BIAB with this recipe this weekend.
Thank you for asking. This coming Monday night (Oct 15) will be the 21st day in the primary. After seeing your message, I decided to go get my 2nd taste/test sample. The temp has been between 64-66*F. The gravity is 1.020. The spice has mellowed since my previous taste test. I did pitch with 2 pks of Safale US-05.
I will need to leave it in the primary an additional week: the recipe calls for 21 days in primary and 3 days in secondary. I will be flying out for a week-long convention on the 15th. I'll be off the following Monday, the day after I return, so I'll move it to secondary then.
It's gotten a little chilly here, so I may need to round up a little space heater and ramp the temp up to 68 for the duration. My previous little space heater lasted a few months. Now, the element will come on, but the fan won't.
Edit: I don't yet have a keg setup. I will be bottling this. I may rack it into 1 or 2 of the Tap-A-Draft bottles. I'd like to have some bottles to share with others. I requested and was given that setup for Christmas last year, but haven't yet used it.
We are moving to a new (for us) house in a few weeks. As soon as we're moved, I'd like to brew another batch of this to have around for Christmas.