Yeah, I was pretty bummed. I did have a schooners of it from the keg last night and it was..........ok.
Certainly not great. Possibly not even pretty good or even good.
Ah well, live and learn.
I couldn't drink more than 1 at a go. Definitely not a session beer.
Hope the canned...
A quick update on my Pumpkin brew.
It's been 3 weeks since kegging/bottling now. I've had a keg in the fridge and it's still there.
I cracked a stubbie I had bottled with the remainder of the fermenter and it's pretty good actually.
It has the nice Christmas spice about it and a reasonable...
Should I be stripping down and cleaning the beer taps when I change kegs, or is running santiser through them enough ? I don't think I can easily strip them down, they are Celli taps bolted to the front of the fridge.
Do I also need to pull the keg spigotts apart when putting a new brew in an...
I've only been kegging for a while, but have just had an odd case of beer going off in the keg.
I brewed an IPA and popped it in the keg 5 days ago.Force carbonated for 2 days.
On the 3rd day it tasted great. On the 4th day it was still great.
On the 5th day it tastes and smells like...
I would look for a better recipe. The one I used had a ABV of 7.2% predicted, I think.
Looking back at it I shouldv'e gone for something with a lower ABV, say 4.5%. That would give a rounder alcohol level.
And it needs more colour and a better malt profile.
I'm also not sure about the pumpkin. I...
Well, I got it into the keg, carbonated for a 2 days and did the taste test.
Was a bit disappointed.
Colour is pretty lame.
Taste is a bit watery.
Alcohol level is a bit too high for my liking.
I'm letting it age a bit now I think. Will try it in a few weeks and see if it's improved (rounded off...
From the tastes I've had of mine and commercial one I think that adding oats may be lost. The cinnamon and nutmeg would overpower them. See if you can lay your hands on a commercial sample (although probably hard now that Halloween is over).
Airlock still bubbling after 19 days at 18/20 degrees.
ABV is predicted to be 7.2% so I suppose the longer ferment is expected.
Had a bit of a taste yesterday and it's coming out quite ok with a nice "christmas pudding" taste & aroma. The alcohol content is pretty apparent. It...
I had one of these at the Seppelt cellar door this week and it was very tasty. Thinking I'd like to brew up something similar myself. Anyone got anything (recipe) that might give me a good starting point using extracts and steeping ?
Brewed with Maris Otter ale malt and some...