« on: September 12, 2012, 06:57:15 am »
Seems like a lot of crystal to me too, although if you're looking for a sweeter finish, you're ok.
In truth, it's probably a bit late to be doing a big ale for this Xmas season since usually beers like this are better with at least 8 months aging...but then again, any beer is ready whenever your tastebuds say it is.
Do next year's Xmas brew in January or February...to consume no earlier than November and you will probably experience an epiphany of some sort.
Other than my editorializing, let me say that you probably have a pretty tasty brew about to happen there. Don't give in to any temptation to add more hops, either!
Well this is my first year brewing and my third recipe that I have come up myself. I personally don't like to brew clones. Why brew what someone else is already making.
Thanks professor on the comments. I'll brew another one in January and let sit. What I would love to do is to age it in rum barrels one year. Who knows!