Last night (10/13/2010) I finally got around to bottling my Liberty Pale ale. I had run out of the regular sanitizer solution I use, so I resorted to a Papazian suggestion: Using bleach and then rinsing with hot water. Sampling the beer I was glad to not notice any bleach in it (thanks, Charlie!) I did notice it wasn’t quite the same as my first batch. I expected some differences, given I didn’t use the Munich malt, but it seemed…. different. I will have to wait till it finishes bottle conditioning to really evaluate.
Final gravity came out to 1.012, giving an alcohol by volume of 5.25%. Should be good still, despite the slight differences between the first batch and this one.
Next beer on the list: A Belgian dubbel. Stay tuned!