Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Coffee Porter

The coffee porter we started a few weeks ago was bottled today, which means we got to taste it for the first time. Even the warm, flat, un-aged version of this beer is tasty! I think it may be our best batch yet. It has a complex flavor, not too bitter but nicely hopsy, and a rich, coffee-chocolate finish. Yum.

To carbonate the beer, we used a quart of the wort instead of bottling sugar. We reserved it before we added the yeast and kept it in the fridge. We've never tried this method of carbonating beer before, but according to the guy who runs the brew store it works and preserves the beer's flavor more effectively.

Up next...agave wine!

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