A few glasses of flat pliny on racking day is pretty good too.
I bet you’re right on that one. The hydro sample was the best I’ve ever tasted, and that’s pre-fermentation. My main concern was about keeping the sausage in there for what could be quite a while.
OTOH, this one could disappear dangerously fast. Thanks for the replies.
Muller - your comment kind of confused me. When you suggest both, are you saying I should split the dry hop between dry and keg?
I somehow forgot the cane sugar and so my preboil gravity was kind of low. I did some calculations and cranked up the boil in an attempt to increase the gravity. This partially worked, but I ended up realizing my mistake at the end and adding about .75 lb sugar, instead of the 1.5 lb called for. I ended up with about 5.5 gallons, which is perfect. So I could bottle a few without dry hops, or just drink them as pinnah suggests. I’m leaning toward force carbing the extra with a carb cap on a 2L bottle and having a wild night.