Originally Posted by thedaddyb
Yeah, I'm crossing my fingers that this beer will be amazing. I just bottled it this past tuesday and it smelled amazing. Almost like pipe tobacco. I'm not sure if you ever taste your beer during the brewing process (I'll usually take a little sip from the samples for the hydrometer testing), but usually it isn't the greatest tasting thing. I took a sip of this before bottling and it was actually pretty damn good. A nice smokey wood taste with a slight bourbon/vanilla finish.
It also came out to be 8.3% alc not including whatever bourbon made it into the beer. (I'm not quite sure how it affects the gravity)
The process was pretty easy as well. You just soak the chips for 7 days before they go into the second stage fermentor. I then gave the beer another 7 days to finish fermenting, settle, and clear.
I'm def down for a little "beer swap"
Would be fun to talk shop and maybe learn a few tricks.
Here's the kit if you are interested:
They also sell a whole series of high gravity beers. I'll probably try some more of them on my next order.
I got two more in my fermentor right now. A imperial IPA, and a Irish stout.
Man, that Vanilla burbon stout sounds soooo good. Definitely going to have to meet up and do a swap. Give me a call or send me pm or message sometime.