2.5 gal batch
3 lb Amber DME
0.25 lb Molasses
0.25 lb Crystal 40 Steeped
0.5 oz Cascade (5.4% AA) @45 min
0.5 oz Amarillo (7.5% AA) @ 30 min
0.5 oz Amarillo (7.5% AA) @ 5 min
0.5 oz Fresh Ginger @ 10 min
3 cinnamon sticks @ 10 min
0.5 tsp nutmeg @ 10 min
0.5 oz Sweet Orange peel @ 10 min
3 whole cloves @ 10 min
1/4 Whirlfloc tab @ 10 min
Maybe premature to call this a RECIPE...mods feel free to move to another section..
Pitched a pack of Notty and NOTHING happened for 48 hr. Pitched a new pack and it took off within 6 hours. Primary for 10 days.
Just racked to secondary... smelled and tasted a little er... ROTTEN, and not quite as malty as I had hoped. Maybe overdid it with the ginger and orange? Or maybe the bad pack of yeast donated some bad flavors? Or maybe the molasses?.
Hoping it will change/mellow in secondary and that the bad smell/taste is just the spices being too forward...or maybe it is just BAD
and will spend the holiday gurgling down the drain....