Hi all - Got a bit of a problem, I think... a week ago I brewed the base beer for a strawberry blonde ale. I started with a honey blonde recipe from Austin Homebrew, all grain. The recipe included 1 pound of honey which I opted to add after the boil once the wort cooled to 110F. I did this based off a post that I found on this site, but in retrospect I believe it was the wrong thing to do.
Brew day was perfect and fermentation started within 12 hours. Primary fermentation was good and vigorous but did not blow out the blow out tube, so I put on the standard 3 piece airlock filled with Star San. On the fourth day I checked the fermenter and the beer had blown through the airlock and drained down the side of the carboy. It was thick with yeast. I cleaned it up and all was fine.
After a week I racked the beer into the secondary on top of 4 pounds of strawberries, heated to 160F for 20 minutes and then cooled to 65F. The next day the secondary headspace is full of fluffy, white bubbles. When I racked the beer I tasted it and it was bitter, but not overly sour.
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