After brewing AG for 2 years, I finally "get it". What's that mean? It means I understand what to do, how to do it (for the most part) and the end product actually TASTES like beer!
I'm not trying to jinx myself, but I made an AG IPA 2-3 weekends ago. It's been dry hopping in the kegerator for 5 days. I tapped a glass last night just to see what was going on with it and it ACTUALLY tastes like a GOOD beer!
I've struggled, mainly because I think the water I was using (straight from the hose) had chlorine and crap, etc in it. I used Spring Water on this batch to see if the water was the issue and I guess maybe it was. I mean this stuff SMELLS like an IPA and TASTES like an IPA. I ran upstairs to my wife and was like "I FINALLY MADE BEER!". haha.
Anyway, as you can tell I'm pretty excited because last year most batches got thrown out because they tasted horrible.
I can't wait for another 2-3 weeks so I can tap into this keg!
Anyway, that's all. I am just excited because I was starting to think about giving up because every batch was just a waste of time and money. I understand I still may ruin a batch or two here or there, but I'm fine with that if most turn out the way this last batch did.
I'm going to try and recreate it this weekend.