Wednesday, May 6, 2009

fifth brew (light ale), part 2

The light ale has stopped showing airlock activity, at least within the limits of my observational patience, so I figured I'd take a reading. Gravity is still pretty high at about 1.010, and there is lots of suspended yeast as well as a layer of krausen. This American Ale yeast is low-to-medium flocculation, increasing with the presence of dark malts, and requiring filtering for a bright beer. I suspect that this one's destiny is cloudy. A little early to make that call, though.

As for flavor, well, it's a tad yeasty for obvious reasons, but I love the way the bitterness has attenuated slightly. There is almost an IPA brightness to the hops. I may like this a lot by the time it's done.

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