6 June 2009

posted by benjy edwards

The two batches of Hophead have had a week in the primaries, so today I checked the gravity of one of the fermenters to monitor progress.  It dropped well, to 1.012, so I decided to chill the fermenters to help the yeast settle out, since the London Ale yeast is a rather poor flocculator.  I moved all four carboys over to the coldest fridge and over the next few days will drop the temperature down to mid to high 30s.  After a week of that we can rack the beer either to a cask or keg (provided that the yeast has dropped out sufficiently) and use the yeast again for the next batch.

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