A pint for Dionysus

June 11, 2014

Red Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair

Filed under: homebrew — Tags: , — grotusque @ 12:27 pm

On the upside; this beer is carbonated.

On the downside, there’s a…twinge of sour at the finish which is so inappropriate for an amber that I don’t even know where to begin.

I blame myself.

This beer is one of the first that I made using Star San as a sanitizer for use in secondary. I am pretty certain that I didn’t use that sanitizer properly and this allowed for a funkiness to get in the beer. Nothing too dramatic, nothing I can’t live with, but not one I’d gleefully share.

Brew Date: 4.19.14

Steeping Grains
2 lb C 80
2 LB Special B

Fermentables: 7 lb Light malt extract

.75 oz Columbus @60
.5 oz US Northern Brewer @60
.5 oz US Northern Brewer@30
.25 oz Ahtanum @30
.25 oz Columbus @ 15
.75 oz Ahtanum@15

Yeast: 3rd Wyeast use, done

OG: 1.069

FG: 1.022

ABV: 6.3%

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  1. It happens. At least you can still drink it. My last batch that went bad was so unpalatable I found myself dumping out two cases in my side yard. Couldn’t even use it to cook with.

    Comment by Brian — June 11, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

    • Owch! I’ve had to do that too, but thankfully it’s been awhile.

      Comment by grotusque — June 11, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

  2. […] are all over this beer. It’s what happens when you have the slightly funky note of the red ale coupled with the lack of carbonation of the fauxlager. It’s flat AND oddly tart from […]

    Pingback by Two Poor Tastes Together | A pint for Dionysus — June 20, 2014 @ 8:31 am

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