It was a quiet weekend here at Broken Helmet Brewing. No brewing with the short weekend - Saturday was yard work day and Sunday was go-see-the-family-day for Easter. No complaints as it actually worked out pretty well as far as getting the chance to get the CDA bottled. It did manage to finish our just a touch above where I was hoping for, but at 1.016 with the method I used, I'm ok with it. The next round should see it hit 1.014. The important part - tastes pretty darn good even without carbonation. Nice hop profile, little bit of malt, but not over the top on anything. 2 weeks and we get to find out for sure.
|Had a bit of fun putting this label together.|
Earlier in the week, I finally took the time to rack the messy CDL into a tertiary container for cleanup. It's hanging out at 1.014 and not moving, so it's ready to go, but with that surprise fermentation when I transferred it to secondary, it gave itself another trub layer (that white layer of finished yeast and other particulate matter on the bottom of the container) that I wanted to avoid come bottling time....which is, really, any day now since fermentation is done and everything has had a chance to settle down at this point.
|Racking to a clean container|
|Had to show off my new awesome socks, too|
|Isn't it pretty??|
I think Wayne sums it up well: