Did I Ruin My Batch?
I just brewed this recipe about a week ago, its an allagash white, or trying to be:
6.6 lbs. 40% wheat/ 60% barley liquid malt extract (75 minutes)
3/4 oz. Tettnanger (60 minutes)
3/4 oz. Saaz (60 minutes)
1/4 oz. Saaz (flameout)
1/4 oz crushed coriander (flameout)
1/4 oz bitter orange peel (flameout)
Wyeast 3944...ferment at 70 degrees
The problem I am having is this is the first time i am using a wyeast product. And I was unable to see any bubbling over the first week or so to confirm any fermentation.
Another problem is that when I was finished boiling the wort. I put it in my fermentation bucket and I thought my temperature was between 70-80 or so but soon after I added the wyeast 3944, the temperature rose due to whatever reason( i thought my wort had cooled down but i hadn't gave it chance to mix up(rookie mistake i am fairly new at brewing).
So just transferred to the secondary and I am just wondering if there is any way to tell if my beer is ruined and I should try again?
I did take an initial gravity reading and I took a reading when i just transferred. But i am not quiet sure what the readings mean and what to do with the readings.
any help for this rookie would be awesome