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Recipe: mlavin / Hoppy Birthday Kennedy (revision #2)

  • Started Brewing: May 01, 2011
  • Original Gravity: 1.060
  • Finished Brewing: Jun 30, 2011
  • Final Gravity: 1.016
  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.8%
  • Would Make Again?: Maybe  

Final Review

Our beautiful daughter was finally born on June 28th. That means this beer sat in the bottles and extra 4 weeks. It isn't the most amazing beer I've ever tasted but it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Taste Notes

Not overly bitter and it has great hop smell. Good carbonation this time around.

Notes From May 1, 2011 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.060

I had made a similar beer before but I wasn't able to get the same hops or yeast this time around. There were some boil over problems last time (I use a small 4 gallon pot) so I decided to make the LME a late edition this time around. I knew this recipe takes 5 weeks to finish so I started brewing when my wife was 32 weeks just in case our daughter was born right at full term (37 weeks).

Notes From May 11, 2011 (Moving to Secondary)

Gravity Reading: 1.016

Move to the secondary and started the dry hopping. It looks like the fermentation completed in the primary but I still need that great hop taste.

Notes From May 22, 2011 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.016

Gravity reading when bottling confirmed my earlier feeling that the fermentation finished in the primary. Tasted pretty good even warm and flat which is always a good sign.