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Old 08-08-2013, 06:35 PM   #11
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It gets better with age. In fact you'll be amazed at what it becomes. The hotness dies down and sweetness appears. Give it at least 6 months. More if you can stand it. The longer you wait the better.


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OK, fruit dropped and I just bottled the stuff. I tasted it and it's horrible! First, it's REALLY strong, which isn't the issue; the issue is a funky, not in a good way, aftertaste. It is also not sweet at all, which it's supposed to be. I still bottled it and I'm gonna see what happens. Someone, please tell me this stuff gets better because what's all the rave about otherwise? I scaled down from the one gallon because i only had 2 pounds 14oz of honey. I used less water to compensate a little bit less yeast.
Mine is the same way - hot and strong, spicy and overpowering - after 2.5 months. I just racked it off the yeast and oranges and into a new gallon jug. Am going tO let it bulk age for a few more months in there (I topped up with water to reduce headspace, about a pint) before bottling. I'm gonna forget about it for awhile, and then keep my fingers crossed it'll taste much better when I bottle it...

And to answer your original question, mine measured 1.034 last night. Which, with an SG of 1.31 (75% attenuation), gives it an ABV of 12.7%... Or right about what everyone else is saying (12%) the bread yeast will give you.
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