I just racked this recipe (AG) to secondary. The OG was 1.057 and FG was 1.012. I used dry American ale yeast but made a starter and it took off and fermented like there was no tomorrow.
I took a taste pre-dry hopping and it is already tasting great.
Congrats to the original poster for the...
I had a disappoint brew day yesterday - nothing went wrong causing damage just a really low OG (1.024!!!). Thanks for sharing your tale, it made me laugh and appreciate how important it is to relax and not do everything so precise and be ready to adapt and be ready.
I'm looking forward to...
I meant to say thanks too! I have read this forum to get tips but to have people coming back so quickly is great.
The homebrewing community is so friendly and I can't wait to get better and be able to offer advice!
My first brew (this is my second brew - hence the comment about me being making too big a leap) was a pack brew (I didn't think I could go wrong) but my OG was low on that too so that makes me think that maybe my sampling was/is wrong.
I love the idea of passing between pales to mix as well as...
The recipe was:
11.5lbs pale 2-row
1.5lbs crystal 120
This was steeped for 60 mins at a temp range of 150-160F
Wort was boiled then:
0.75oz warrior hops (60-35 mins)
0.50oz falconer's flight / 0.5oz simcoe (53-10mins)
6oz honey @ 15 mins
Irish Moss @ 15 mins
Cooled to 70F and added to...
I'm desperately seeking resolution to what went wrong with my first all-grain brew. Once I'd made added it to the fermenter and pre-yeast addition, I took an OG reading and it came out 1.024. It should have been up near 1.070 from the recipe.
Some points to help get to the bottom of my...