And the first brewed beer was drank!
Brew day for what stared out as Hinckley Forest IPA, now our Zero Beer Thirty....but also opening day for the Christmas brewed beer - Chadwick's Hefeweizen.
Prior to the day, measurements were taken for Final Gravity and a calculation of ABV of 4.3%. Keith was over as was Chad's dad Danny. We brewed the IPA and enjoyed Chadwick's, probably a little too much enjoyment. We were slurring our words and stumbling before the brewing was over, well at least one of us was. Out of the 51 bottles, we ended up drinking 37, between the three of us, that day.
Something didn't seem right though. This beer was calculated at 4.3%, right at the same ABV as a Bud Light/Miller Light/Coors Light. So, why did it hit us so hard?
Mistakes will happen, but this mistake was in the calculating of the ABV. When we re-calculated, we realized it was 7.8% not 4.3%....Amazing Efficiency and big Rookie Mistake!