Transfer the HOS

Yesterday I transfered the Honey Oatmeal Stout (HOS) to secondary.


I used my new (and fourth, I think) auto-siphon which worked like a charm to transfer the beer. Not very exciting, but one step closer to consumption. Here is the extra lovely description I sent my brother about it: “I also transfered it to secondary and of course sampled some. The sample came in at 1.020 SG which basically means it still has some nice body to it, good. So far, two weeks old, warm and uncarbonated I smell and taste: bubble-gum, honey, tire, roast, toast, bitter, crust, leather, prunes, cotton-swab, band-aid, chocolate cake, sneaker, flowers, and grapefruit. Take that for what it is.” Man, does that sound oh so tasty. Hopefully this beer will be good to go in time for St. Patrick’s day and maybe we can even make some nice Carbombs out of it 😉 .

2 Responses to “Transfer the HOS”

  1. Garrett Says:

    Not sure about the tire, band-aid, cotton swab and sneaker flavors/aromas – but the rest sounds OK. Prune and bubble gum can be good in a stout.

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. goodyear.

  2. Brian Says:

    Yeah, I’m hoping it isn’t a permanent Phenolic contribution, and will be some stuff the yeast will still clean up. It wasn’t overwhelmingly Goodyear, just it was present. Still can’t wait till it’s ready.

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