- Nov 25, 2021
- Reaction score
I hope you all enjoy the emphatic thump of the keg smacking the ground as much as I do.
Second attempt at a lager- here’s what went wrong for me so you all don’t have to make the same mistake:
I took wayyyyy too long to chill the beer below 160F so isomerization of the alpha acids in the hops went on for way longer than my recipe had accounted for. This made the beer unpalatabley bitter. If that wasn’t bad enough, I also fermented in a corny keg with a full length dip tube and so when I transferred to another keg I picked up a lot of yeast and trub and transferred that as well.
Beer looked like someone threw up into it and tasted nearly as bitter as if someone actually had.
Cheers (or not in this case)