Saturday, December 12, 2009

Repeat Batch - Wee Beastye Wee Heavye

Started with more than enough water, but my boil was less vigorous than it should have been (think I need a new burner sadly).  Anyway, ended up with quite a bit - pushing the 6 gallon size and lower gravity.

OG: 1.068 (low)
FG: 1.020
ABV: 6.27 (a little low)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

All grain ugh...

So I have had a problem lately with some bitter and washed out tastes in my all grain beers.  Going to take some to the NTHBA Christmas party this evening and see if I can get some assistance figuring it out (I am sure I can get assistance TRYING to figure it out, i.e. consuming it).

I think perhaps the issue is sparge water that is too hot extracting some tannins from the grains.  Didn't have the problem with the IPA or with the California Common...But the others have all shared this issue.

Switching to extract until I can get some of this figured out.