Bottled My Stout and Pumpkin Ale- Batches 47 and 48

So, last night I was able to bottle both batches of beer.  Doing it by myself sure takes some time!

The Pumpkin Ale is a bit weak in the pumpkin realm.  It could really use more pumpkin presence.  Guess that’s what I get for using a cheap pumpkin and not shopping around for the best pie pumpkin.

On the other hand, the chocolate stout is amazing!  Rich, dark, full bodied and just a hint of dark chocolate flavor.  Ooohhh, yeah!  Gonna be a good winter with this beer on hand.

Final gravity for the pumpkin ale was 1.012, giving me a grand total alcohol by volume of 6.8%.  Hmm…. that seems a bit high, especially for as little fermentation as I saw.  Final on my stout was 1.016, for an alcohol by volume of 5%.  This is wrong.  I may have switched the initial gravities of the two.

Switching the initial gravities, I come up with the pumpkin ale being 5.5% alcohol, and the stout being 6.3%.  I think I’m sticking with these figures.  Next time I need to write down my initial gravities IMMEDIATELY, and not wait a day or two.

Chocolate Stout Beer Label

Chocolate Stout Beer Label

 

Pumpkin Ale Beer Label

Pumpkin Ale Beer Label

 

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