Sunday, January 10, 2010
Keep on Racking in the Free World
As pictured above, I took a gravity (a measure of the density of the liquid) reading before racking into secondary and noted it to be about 1.022 brix (a scale for measuring gravity). Hopefully when done this brew will have a final gravity around 1.015 coming down from a starting gravity of 1.066. Beers with higher final gravities will have a more noticeable sweetness relative to those with lower final gravities, due to the existence of unfermented or residual sugars. In my opinion, a good maibock should have a noticeable sweetness.
I was messing around with my new ipod nano, which now takes video (in case you've been living in a cave and didn't hear), and I took a quick video of the inside of the HolzBrew kegerator:
Surprisingly the video quality wasn't too bad for being on an mp3 player.
I hear that Northern Virginia is getting 22 ouncers of Troegs Nugget Nectar in this week, as well as, Bells Hopslam. Now that's a great week for beer. I've put an order in for a sixtel of Nugget Nectar, hopefully it all fits in the kegerator.
Keep it racking,