So, got a little sidetracked yesterday. Finally got around to bottling this evening.
I didn't pull my sample until after I primed, so I still don't know how the final product will turn out. But the raisin note seems to be much subdued now. You were right about the thickness from all the rye, but it lends a nice spice note to ballance the heavy caramel from the crystal. I primed with a little more DME than I usually do to get a good hard carbonation, which I'm hoping will lighten the mouth feel some. Good hop flavor and bitterness (thanks for the advice there). Aroma is a little lighter than I'd thought/hoped, especially from a 10% AA dry hop. That might show up a little more with carbonation to lift it out of the glass, though?
It came out VERY cloudy with lots of sediment. Maybe a sloppy job of racking from secondary to the bottling bucket, so I'm sure a lot of that will settle out during conditioning.
I'll keep it in my SOFC this week around 75F, and I'm gonna crack one Friday night. Hopefully should be all carbed up by then.
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