I tried my rush carbonated sampling bottle today (5 days on the heater ) and it is not bad, but lacking any body. It is an easy drinker, bitterness is spot on, it is clean and it has a nice American Hop character from the Simcoe and Chinook (although I might up the dry hop a little bit next time). I will add some medium crystal in the next attempt, to bring out some body. OVerall, an easy drinker with a clean and nice and hoppy character. The lack of body comes from the session strength (about 3,8% abv) and the lack of any speciality malt. Only Pilsener and Vienna. It was meant to be the starting point for the evaluation process, and this is what I got. It is a good beer, if you like it a bit dry and thin but hoppyI bottled this today, after a 2 day dry hop with simcoe and chinook. FG was 1.008, about 3,8% abv, which is right where I wanted it to be. Nice session strength! The beer smelled amazing! Alcohol free week this week, so no taste test unfortunately, but I have high hopes for this one. If this is going to taste great then I´m pretty sure that my theory about late additions might be actually true (that they are really unnecessary if dry hopped).
The 3470 Yeast Cake was pretty solid, I was quite surprised to see this, after all it is a lager yeast and supposed to be powdery. Let's see how it is going to behave in the bottle.