Originally Posted by chickenpickin
I guess I should have let it ferment an extra week. I just taste tested a bottle after only 8 days in the bottle. It tastes like a hard apple cider. It is big time carbonated too. I may have to pour this batch out. I'll give it another week and try one. I should have never used the 1 lb. of rice solids. OG was 1.056 and FG was 1.020. After 14 days fermenting I checked the Gravity 3 days in a row and it stayed at 1.020. I just checked the bottle I just tasted and it's still 1.020. It's carbonated like a champagne. I used 3/4 teaspoon per bottle. Granulated sugar.
I do realize that it's still pretty green after 8 days of bottle conditioning but I don't think I'm going to like this one.
At 1.020, it got stuck while fermenting- yeast must have not liked the rice much and went dormant. When you bottle, you end up stirring it up a little, and it probably took another couple of points off, leading to overcarbonation. Be glad Mr Beer gives you plastic bottles- glass might not have held.
If you don't like it now, throw it in a dark corner and forget about it. One day, three months, six months, or even a year later, you'll find it again, and try it. I bet it'll improve, but only time will tell if its just less nasty, adequate, or perhaps even pretty good.