Hi fellow HBTers , I'm not sure where I went wrong on this one. The beer is HIGHLY carbonated and the flavor is hard to describe... astringent, sour, dry & bitter all rolled into one. This brew is not pleasant to drink. It smells ok
and the flavor on the front is ok
, but the flavors on the back are as described above (plus a little woody). My first thought is the washed yeast, my first time cultivating. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
.... 5 gallons / 2 gallon boil =
6.6 lbs Amber LME
1.0 lbs Lt DME
Steeping Grain- 30min @ 160
1.0 lbs Hugh Baird 55 Lovibond Brown Malt
60min boil- 1oz cascade 5.9%
10min boil- .5oz yakima golding
no boil -.5 oz yakima golding
WL American Ale (washed yeast from previous batch)
Bottled with 3/4-1 cup corn sugar
F.G. - 1.015
You can see how much foam is produced and I haven't even poured more than 3 oz of brew !