Hey everyone! This is one of my home brews that I finished recently. Its a Bourbon Oaked IPA. As you can see the color is magnificent as is the head and body of the beer. The lace is the best I have made so far.
The flavor needs to develop a bit more in my opinion as when I had the beer it had only been conditioning for around 9 days. The taste of oak was there but the depth just wasnt. I plan on having one tonight and if things have in fact progressed I will update this thread.
ABV: between 6% - 7% (I added bourbon so Im really not sure where it stood)
BS Rating: B- (this could change)

Hey everyone! This is one of my home brews that I finished recently. Its a Bourbon Oaked IPA. As you can see the color is magnificent as is the head and body of the beer. The lace is the best I have made so far.

The flavor needs to develop a bit more in my opinion as when I had the beer it had only been conditioning for around 9 days. The taste of oak was there but the depth just wasnt. I plan on having one tonight and if things have in fact progressed I will update this thread.

ABV: between 6% - 7% (I added bourbon so Im really not sure where it stood)

BS Rating: B- (this could change)

This is me racking my Raspberry Tart Ale from the primary to the secondary fermenter so that it will clarify (so when its bottled it doesnt look all murky). The taste is pretty good but has a slightly higher alcohol taste (not always bad). I plan on bottling within 5 - 7 days and at that time I will add my raspberry flavoring which should mellow out the alcohol taste. The Final Gravity for the beer at this time was 1.014 which was almost spot on.
Im excited to see the outcome.

This is me racking my Raspberry Tart Ale from the primary to the secondary fermenter so that it will clarify (so when its bottled it doesnt look all murky). The taste is pretty good but has a slightly higher alcohol taste (not always bad). I plan on bottling within 5 - 7 days and at that time I will add my raspberry flavoring which should mellow out the alcohol taste. The Final Gravity for the beer at this time was 1.014 which was almost spot on.

Im excited to see the outcome.

These are the hoppy goodnesses that will be in my Raspberry Tart Ale, which should be done around Christmas time.
1oz Perle (German) - All of it added at beginning of boil
1oz Hersbrucker (German) - 1/2 oz added with 15 min left in boil, and other 1/2 added with 5 min left.
1 oz Fuggles (UK) - 3/4 oz added with 15 min left in boil, and other 1/4 added with 5 min left.
I tasted the finished product, wort, and it is delightful!

These are the hoppy goodnesses that will be in my Raspberry Tart Ale, which should be done around Christmas time.

  • 1oz Perle (German) - All of it added at beginning of boil
  • 1oz Hersbrucker (German) - 1/2 oz added with 15 min left in boil, and other 1/2 added with 5 min left.
  • 1 oz Fuggles (UK) - 3/4 oz added with 15 min left in boil, and other 1/4 added with 5 min left.

I tasted the finished product, wort, and it is delightful!