Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Missionary Position is Awesome!!!

No, not that!! The beer! So after 17 days in primary, Justin and I decided to check the gravity of our Belgian Strong Ale. Weighing in at 1.096, this behemoth, if it reached its projected FG of 1.018, would weigh in at 10.25%. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. Due to our recent issues, though, I was a bit worried about reaching our target.

Well, as of last night, we were at 1.025, which puts us at 9.2%, if it were to finish up here, but, alas, it is not done fermenting. There is still activity in the airlock, so there's a chance that it'll drop a few more points. If we get close to 1.020, I'll be mighty happy.

So how did it taste? Well, like alcohol. This puppy is hot right now! Of course, this makes sense. Once you get through the alcohol warmth, TMP is fruity with a rather up front hop character, which was what we are going for. This outing is going to need a good amount of time before it evens out, probably at least a few months of bulk aging, and then several more in the bottle.

Needless to say, we're happy with TMP's progress. Stay Tuned.

Cheers,

Dave

2 comments:

Chipper Dave said...

Catchy name. Sounds like a winner. A good name is half the battle in making great beer.

Jon (aka santoslhalper) said...

God I can't wait to try this. The Missionary Position always makes me cream myself... what?