6/5/2010 Batch #1 is gone. It carbonated well at 30 pounds at basement temperature. Flavor got a little drier as it matured- I gave away a fair amount of this batch to friends and family and reviews were positive, though some thought it lacked "bite." Guess I'll need to make an IPA soon.
6/6/2010 Batch #2 is in the keg. Final gravity was 1.011. 1.045-1.011 X 135 = 4.32 % ABV. Hydrometer sample tasted good, like beer, no off flavors that I could detect. Batch 2 had a five week fermentation in a single vessel, no "bright tank" treatment. I am not going to try to naturally carbonate this one, so it is resting in the cellar at 30 pounds of pressure.