For the most part my curiosity is hard to keep in check. Once my beer gets bottled, it is hard for me not to think about what the final product is going to be like. From my first extract batch until now, I find it quite hard to wait even two weeks for the beers to get even a decent amount of bottle conditioning. The Bacon Maple Ale, now dubbed “The Balanced Breakfast Brew” was no different. Seven days. That’s as long as I could hold out. Boy, I must have a weak will.
The good thing happens to be that this beer – which I was sure was going to be a total train wreck – actually is tasting pretty darn good at this stage in its life. Continue reading