Originally Posted by ReesBrew
Brewed my fist brew three months ago and have one on the rack and am starting another tomorrow. Couple of observations I have from my first brew I was wondering if anyone has thoughts or suggestions for me. The Kit I used is the this buds for you lager from Midwest.
- when I pour the beer it creates a HUGE head
- it doesn't seem like there is a lot of alcohol in the beer as I can drink a bunch of them without feeling how I typically do with commercial beers
- the beer smells and tastes pretty yeasty. I used the dry yeast and just sprinkled it into my wort.
- to cool my wart I poured it into ice before adding yeast. Is this ok to do and how does adding ice or water not water the beer down?
I appreciate any advice before I start my third batch. Thanks in advance.
Hey, I am a newbie at this as well. Adding the ice from what I have read is not the best way to do it. I place it in a sink of ice water, or if I make a bigger batch I place it in my pool. Hope that helps