Jul 072016
 

This evening I transferred a batch of semi-sweet stout to a Corny keg and a few 2L plastic bottles, all for force carbonation. This was a batch I made on the 19th June from a Brewstore all-grain kit.  This was the prize I won for my Hoppity Hip at the Usher’s Homebrew comp on the 25th of May.

It has only fermented out to 1.017, resulting in a 3.8% beer instead of ~5%, but it tastes really nice, and not too sweet. With a bit of carbonation it is really tasty. The WLP04 British Ale yeast has completely dropped out, leaving a crystal clear beer.

The main excitement of the evening was when, having jammed the keg into the corner cupboard, I attached the tap hose and immediately got a jet of foamy stout all over my leg and the floor, as I’d forgotten to turn off the tap! What a mess 2 seconds of beer ejection can make!

 

My portable tap for a Corny keg, now pouring a 3.8% stout.

My portable tap for a Corny keg, now pouring a 3.8% stout.

 

Stout

Mmm, a lovely glass of off-dry, chocolatey Stout.

 Posted by at 10:11 pm

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