I am as noob as you can get. Wife bought me a "learn to brew" certificate for Christmas. I have never even considered brewing...it was a blast and now I am hooked!................BUT......
My brew that I chose to brew in class was a clone Odells 5 Barrel Pale Ale.
Followed the recipe exactly during the boil.....I followed all of his instructions.
The recipe predicted OG of 1.057.... actual OG was 1.054
The recipe predicted FG of 1.010-1.018.... actual FG was 1.010
** I asked what dry hopping was...he told me that would come later***
Brewed on Jan 11.....secondary on Jan 18....bottled Jan 25. When I bottled there was about a half pint left so I tasted it.
It was still sweet.
I asked my instructor about it and he told me it would continue to ferment in the bottles. OK....WTF do I know, I am a noob. Right?
So I open a bottle last night, Feb 12th. I taste it...same thing...too sweet.
I go back to check the recipe to see what went wrong....WE DIDN'T DRY HOP IT!!!
The beer is all bottled up.....what do I do? Let it sit for a year? Hoping it will fix itself?
Drinking it like that will just bum me out every time I have a sip.
I had high expectations for my brew....it was going to be the "New Meth", people were going to beg me to brew for them, supermodels were going to sleep with me because my beer was so awesome!! World leaders were going to gather in my town and world peace was going to become a reality while they were enjoying my nectar
Any advice? Keep in mind...I am a noob, go easy on me.