Help. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
petie
 
petie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Rumsey, KY
Posts: 339
Liked 93 Times on 61 Posts



I made a mr beer recipe of cowboy honey wheat with a packet of booster. I used the3-2-2 method and then put them in the fridge.
This is the worst stuff I've ever tasted. Tastes like honey medicine. It's bad. It was kept at 70 degrees all the way through the process. Then I refrigerated them a couple days and popped the top on one today. Nasty. I took all of the out of the fridge and put them back in the 70* dark room. Will my yeast start back up? Oh yeah I primed each bottle with a needle less syringe using one tsp of honey. Help! I don't want to have to dump it.
__________________
If it didn't matter,it wouldn't matter!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
BrewByLos
 
BrewByLos's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Turlock, CA
Posts: 53
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


What was the recipe? How much honey did you add? Too many additions can throw the balance of your brew off.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
Raenon
 
Raenon's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
York, PA
Posts: 480
Liked 76 Times on 40 Posts


Medicinal sounds like it needs some serious aging. I'd throw them in the back of a room temperature closet and forget about them for a few months- preferably inside a plastic container to catch drips in case it didn't finish fermenting (your mention of so much honey flavor leads me to believe there may be more residual sweetness than intended, so they might ferment out a few more points, which can lead to overcarbing, and possibly bursting, which can make a mess)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #4
D0ug
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Portland, ME
Posts: 682
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts


70*F is a little on the hot side even for an ale. Usually mid 60's is a better target for primary fermenting. Bottle conditioning should be at 70, but primary is better around 65-ish.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
petie
 
petie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Rumsey, KY
Posts: 339
Liked 93 Times on 61 Posts


I did exactly as the recipe said other than the bottle priming. I primed with 1 tsp of honey instead of 1 tsp of sugar. I'm gonna let em sit in the dark room for a long time. My dark room is a room where I keep my knife making materials stored all summer. It stays between 65*-75* all summer. Usually closer to the 65-70 mark. I just hope my yeast wakes up and does its job.
__________________
If it didn't matter,it wouldn't matter!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
duboman
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,368
Liked 508 Times on 470 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by petie
I did exactly as the recipe said other than the bottle priming. I primed with 1 tsp of honey instead of 1 tsp of sugar. I'm gonna let em sit in the dark room for a long time. My dark room is a room where I keep my knife making materials stored all summer. It stays between 65*-75* all summer. Usually closer to the 65-70 mark. I just hope my yeast wakes up and does its job.
The yeast will definitely wake up and carbonate and the beer sounds like it just needs more time but your priming amounts per bottle
Sound high, my concern is bottle bombs so I would place them all in a sealed container of sorts so you avoid any dangerous issues and minimize any mess
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
Raenon
 
Raenon's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
York, PA
Posts: 480
Liked 76 Times on 40 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by duboman

The yeast will definitely wake up and carbonate and the beer sounds like it just needs more time but your priming amounts per bottle
Sound high, my concern is bottle bombs so I would place them all in a sealed container of sorts so you avoid any dangerous issues and minimize any mess
As its a Mr. Beer, he's probably using their 1L plastics, not 12 oz glass, so the priming amount is far more reasonable.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
dfc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
dfc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Chandler, AZ
Posts: 3,091
Liked 229 Times on 181 Posts


__________________
Kegged: Beer
Bottled: Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer.
Primary: Beer
Secondary: Beer

How to brew extract (with pictures!)

How to brew extract (Video)

Simple bottling process

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
petie
 
petie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Rumsey, KY
Posts: 339
Liked 93 Times on 61 Posts


Their glass bottles. Theyre in a spot where they won't hurt a thing if they blow.
__________________
If it didn't matter,it wouldn't matter!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump