Friday, October 26, 2012

Bottling the Maibock

A few weeks ago, I posted about trying the Maibock and hoping for it to hurry up and be ready to bottle.  Lagering just takes too long.  Well, I couldn't wait much longer, brewed an ale and let the Maibock set in the refrigerator at 62 degrees for 9 days.  Brewed on 09-01-2012 and bottles on 10-22-2012, that is 7 weeks total, with 6 of lagering?  Not too bad.

Final Gravity was 1.020, which seems higher than preferred.  It was an all extract batch if that has anything to do with it.

The taste seemed a bit more smooth than previously, with nice malt flavors.  Hardly any hop character at all.  It was a very simple beer to brew.  With a few more weeks and carbonation, it may turn out OK.

This is probably not a competition beer.