Kegged and carbed my brown and red ale day before yesterday and I just got done giving it a little taste..... Damn it's horrible... Bitter... Not as I expected . It's not fully carbed yet. Please tell me it will get better
I mashed at 152 for 60 min and boiled for 60 min. I set my ibu for 19 . I had a very slow lagging fermentation so after waiting 48 hours with no sign I pitched some us05 and fermentation finally started. After 8 days at 58 degrees I let it warm up to 68 for 24 hours then crashed it at 40 for 2 weeks. This was an all grain and original yeast was wlp004 . All grain was fresh but yeast in the vail must not have been good . Thats when I pitch the us05. It's just very bland and bitter. Sorry I just panicked when I tasted it and thought I lost a batch
Give it time. I let my reds ferment for a month and bottle age for a month before drinking them. My current batch is not as malty as I'd like, but that's what I get for using two-row instead of Maris Otter.
Dude, relax. All most all beers taste different when you first bottle/keg them. Depending on the beer it probably wont settle into it's final flavor for 3 weeks or more on CO2. Try it in 3 weeks and it will be a completely different beer.
I was reading an alternate thermometer which I found out at the end was wrong. My temp controller was set 62 but I kept reading the other temp meter and I kept turning the controller down to meet 62 which was really 58