Opened Bottle Of 1st AG
So, my first AG batch I did just about everything wrong.
Was supposed to be a Fat Tire clone. Had some extra grain, like Special B, left over and decided to just throw that in the mash. Wrong amount of mash water, I think I had the temp about right though. Batch sparged. Forgot to vorlauf, but the stainless braid kept big stuff out. Pretty cloudy on the 1st run, but not too bad on the second.
Anyway, got it done S.G. 1.050ish. Put in the Primary for about a week, secondary for another week, then bottled it last week F.G. 1.008ish. Figured it was still pretty green, but decided to pop one open and have a taste.
Flavor was pretty good. I'm sure not the correct flavor for the clone, though. A definite taste of raisins. Not much mouthfeel, pretty dry. Not a strong alcohol taste, but felt it after a 20oz. bottle.
All in all, not what I was hoping for, but drinkable and acceptable for my 1st AG.
Consistency is only a virtue if you're not a screwup
Primary - 0
Secondary - 0
Kegged - 0