I brewed my first home brew about 4 weeks ago, Caribou slobber via northern brewer. It sat in the Primary for 2.5 Weeks and then went to the keg for about a week under pressure.
Things I know I did wrong
or atleast think I did)
Had more water in the kettle then recipe requested. IE did close to a full boil, rather then the 2.5G it asked for. - I know not following instructions close enough.
Inconsistent fermentation temperature. I didn't expect how much heat the yeast would create. It hit in the low 70s.
Now I Keg'd it with 12 psi @ 43' for a week.
1. I believe its under carbonated. I think time will fix that.
2. It leaves a sharp after taste at the back of my mouth. Seems smooth enough going in. Heck almost to smooth.
Is that aftertaste the result of to high of fermentation? Did I not let it settle long enough? or not enough carbonation? Is it something else?
I know it hard to tell without drinking it yourself, but figured i'd ask the experts anyway.