Hey guys, first post and my first brew.
Well, being a fan of full-bodied beers (and damn intrigued by the ingredient list) i made my first brew an extract kit, specifically Jamil's Chocolate Halelnut Porter. I did a full boil on this, figuring if i was going in i should start out "right".
Well, i was so into what i was doing i missed one little itty bitty detail. This kit comes with 3 types of hops you see...
1 oz Kent Goldings Hops (Bittering)
1 oz Willamette Hops (Flavoring)
2 oz Willamette Hops (a seperate oz, this time for Aroma!)
Well silly me, i failed to notice the part about WHEN to add these hops. So i did the obvious. I added them all. Yep, all 4oz at the begginning of the boil for the specified hour the recipe called for (never mind it said only the Goldings for an hour!)
I suppose i could of made worse mistakes. And the brew is now fermenting (bubbling stopped about a day ago after 2 of super activity, but it still has pressure so im saying all is well and good) I guess im going to let it sit, what, 3 weeks before bottling? Maybe 2....
But whats the worst i could of done to my first brew? Super hoppy? Bitter as all heck? Ill say one thing it SMELLS wonderful, but im not sure how its going to taste! Ah well, thanks for any ideas guys!