14 March 2009

posted by benjy edwards

The imperial stout, “Son of Satan”, has been in the primary for one week now, so it is time to check on its progress.  It started out at 1.081 and today it was down to 1.025, which is an attenuation of 69% and an alcohol by volume of 7.4%.  That is good progress for a week, but I left the beer in the primaries for another week to allow it to drop a bit more.   If it gets down to 1.020 after six months or so of secondary conditioning, that would be 8% ABV.

The plan for now is to give it another week in primary, then rack to secondary for long-term aging.  When it comes time to keg, we’ll experiment with adding some cold-pressed coffee for added interest.

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