- Dec 25, 2015
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And by that I mean toss a batch. It was awful. Cidery, weak and just in general awful. It was a 5 gallon batch and I made it through half of it before giving up. It was my first 5 gallon batch (I've made a few 1 gallon batches) and I realized what I did after tasting the first one last week. I didn't steep my grains long enough and I also tied the bag too tight so only the LME and honey came through. I knew something was up after checking my gravity. That said every 1 gallon batch, which have been all-grain, have been awesome. I've got a batch of Irish red in the 5 gallon fermenter that I'm nervous about now even though I did it right. I'm a little discouraged but I've decided to focus on small all grain batches to learn on before going big. All of my 1 gallon brews have turned out awesome so I'm sticking with that for a while... Just bummed.