Just bottled my 3rd...
and probably BEST batch so far. It was a samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout. Took the reading just before bottling and it was at 1.013 and then promptly drank the sample. DAMNED good beer in that tube. I cant wait to get hold of it with carbonation. Since this one was fermented in the LBK from my Mr. Beer kit, I used carbonation drops rather than corn sugar. Didnt want to disturb the massive amount of trub at the bottom of the LBK.
When i opened the keg, it had a fruit smell but no fruit taste at all. Just pure STOUT with a little hops. I am thinking the fruit smell was left over from my first batch with the Mr. Beer kit. That batch was a smorgasborg of banana and bublegum. It simply sucked! The beer that I bottled was like mana from heaven coming out of the LBK.
This was also my first partial mash. cant wait to try it with carbonation!
"Im an airlock sniffer...I sniff airlocks"
Primary 1: Empty
Primary 2 (LBK): Empty
On Deck - IPA of some sort
Bottled - Irish Red Ale
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