Thanks for the honest feedback, I appreciate it.
All three of the HBs that I sent you were AHS extract kits with steeping grains. I followed the recipe to the T on all of them. I don't have the recipes anymore I don't think, but it was pretty simple:
- Steep Grains for 15 minutes
- 60 minute boil
- Hops for 60 minutes
- Hop addition for last 5 minutes
- cool and pitch yeast.
My fermentation temps were a little warm, around 74*-78*. I got kinda lazy and didn't switch out my frozen water bottles. They were all brewed back in the summer. I don't remember exactly when. I didn't take good notes....I didn't even really take any at all. I know, big mistake
. I already bought a nice leather bound notebook to take notes with on all of my future brews.
The Red Ale was brewed first. Then the Kolsch, and then the Blue Moon.
The red and the Blue Moon were carbonated with the included priming sugar, and the Kolsch was carbonated with honey.
If I remember correctly, I used Irish Moss at the end of the boil for the Blue Moon.
I used dry yeast on all of them. Can't remember which ones....again bad note taking!
My brewing is done in my garage on a turkey fryer, and the fermenting in my closet undet the stairs.
No, I have not gotten into PM yet....I'm in the process of building an AG setup, and have taken a little break from moving to get my finances in order for the spring...we're going to move into a new place. I've just been using this down time to keep reading brewing material, keep active on the forums, get ready to jump to AG, and to collect bottles (I've had a couple nice CraigsList scores lately).