I say a blonde or lighter beer is harder to make than a dark beer.
I believe this because any "off flavors" will be much more evident than an off flavor in a dark beer.
The guy who runs the LHBS that I buy from says "any jerk can make a blonde beer". He has been brewing for over 20 years!
i am fermenting a batch of pre-prohibition lager and wondered how important it is to hit the first fermentation temperature of 50 degrees?
i will be able to lager this at 35 degrees in secondary.
right now its at about 58 degrees in primary.
thats right, dont wait to brew an AG batch.
brewed up biermunchers cream ale recipe just one month ago and this so much better than any extract kit i tried.
it is a very tasty beer.
the results are so much better than i ever expected!
more work but sooooo worth it!!
made a true brew canadian ale kit...followed the instructions
racked to secondary after two weeks in primary
bottled after 2 more weeks and it has conditioned in bottles for 2 weeks
it has a very dry throat feel...otherwise it aint bad
anyone know how this happened?
what could give it this...
followed standard instructions in kit.racked to secondary after 2 weeks, bottled
3 weeks later...just sampled after only 1 week in bottles.....
f'n AWESOME....poured into a pilsner glass and got a 2" foamy cream colored hesd.the head held on till the end of the beer..leaving a nice lace on...
hey just a quick update to the posts about 6 gals of wort...and a simple addition of yeast to kick start...it has now been in the bottle for 4 weeks..tried one tonight...nice light blonde beer..tastes good.
started a new brew today...the guy at the brew store set me up with these in gredients:1: 4 lbs mounmellick light lager LME
2: 2 lbs. extra light DME
3: 1 oz. of spalt select pellet hops
boiled DME&LME for 50 min then added the hops for 10 more min.
started a true brew kit---canadian ale, kinda moosehead clone---stood in primary for a week and then racked to secondary---two weeks elapsed and now i have a nice white head in the carboy..is this a good thing or bad news?
is it time to bottle?