Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Opened the first bottle on my first batch...
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
scubapoet
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 108
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default Opened the first bottle on my first batch...

My goal was that it was drinkable. I can walk before I run...

What I did wrong:
1. I pitched the yeast while the wort was too hot
2. only fermented 1 week
3. FG was too high 1.025

But... like this forum taught me RDW so after 2 weeks in bottles I wanted to taste now to tell the difference after 3 weeks when I think it should be ready.

Tastes like a standard Amber Ale... supposed to be a porter though.
Drinkable enough I want to open another bottle or two... you know for comparison

I may give this hobby another 10-20 years and then reevaluate


__________________
Bottled - Caribou Slobber, Chocolate Stout, & Pecan Stout
Primary - Imperial IPA
Future - So many :D
scubapoet is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
jonmohno
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
Posts: 5,848
Liked 415 Times on 366 Posts
Likes Given: 1227

Default

Botteling that early you may be waiting 6+weeks before its porter-time.Hopefully you reached a finished gravity at 7 days? I would keep an eye on carbonation if it wasnt finished,given time bottles may burst .


jonmohno is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
Calder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6,696
Liked 421 Times on 374 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I'd be worried about bottle bombs if you bottled at 1.025. If you start getting gushers when you open them, you might want to crack the caps of all the bottles to relieve pressure and re-cap.
Calder is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 12:08 AM   #4
jonmohno
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
Posts: 5,848
Liked 415 Times on 366 Posts
Likes Given: 1227

Default

I just waited 10 weeks for my average gravity stout to carb and taste like a stout-tonight-man its worth the wait and i was a little worried it wouldnt get much better. I had some vanilla in it at my lhbs that i think may have been on the shelf for quite some time because it had a weird taste,should have known when i split it and was mush and smelled like licorice-tossed em,next time getting fresh ones at the food coop.
jonmohno is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 12:31 AM   #5
asterix404
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Natick, MA
Posts: 565
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I definitely second popping the caps and recapping. If you don't your bottles may even crack and that is a mess.


asterix404 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opened my first bottle from my first batch today... LarryC Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 08-08-2009 01:45 PM
Opened my first bottle! BioBeing Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-24-2009 11:53 PM
opened the first batch oldhouse Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-17-2007 10:52 PM
Opened first bottle of first ever brew! Fish Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 01-26-2007 09:47 PM
Opened my first bottle today muse Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-01-2006 06:50 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS