After 16 days in the fermenter I racked the Black IPA to the secondary. I had a little feeling, based on the sugar content of the wort (right out of the brew kettle), that it would take a day or two longer to ferment. What I did not expect was a 16 day fermentation. Maybe I should have made a larger starter. If I brew this batch again, I will create a larger starter just in case.
The bitterness from the hops was very prevalent in my sample tonight. It will be a little bit deceiving if you look at what you’re drinking. There are still 2 more ounces of hops that need to be added to the secondary in a week. I cannot wait to drink this beer!
Here are the beer’s specifics:
IBU’s (bitterness units): 132!!!
Original Gravity: 1.086
Final Gravity: 1.016
Total ABV: 9.17%
As of now, this beer is unnamed. So, if you have any ideas please let me know in the comments.