Hi all! I'm happy to have found this site (I hope not a month too late!)
I made the Cincinnati Pale Ale recipe in Palmer's great book.
A few questions:
Its been in bottles about 3 weeks now, and it has a slight cider taste. Is it still a little green? I siphoned by mouth from the fermenter to the bottling bucket so I got to taste the strong apple flavor of the new beer. Its far less severe than that, does it just need more time?
I had put a few bottles in the fridge/cooler for a party (ok, about a case), and we drank about 12. I pulled the rest out of the fridge and put them back in the cases to condition longer. Will they continue to improve?
And, as I was preparing the sugar water for the bottling bucket, I ran out of table sugar and mixed in some confectioners sugar. According to the boxes, confectioners sugar is just finely ground table sugar. I had the weight per Palmer's book - any issues here?
Fermentation temps were between 64 and 69 F, if that matters...
Thanks in advance! Cheers! --Rob