Named because it almost hits, but there are a few errors here.
First, I mixed up the malt extract I meant to purchase, getting Light Malt instead of Extra Light. As a result, the beer has come out darker and a bit sweeter than I meant it to. Another reminder to pay attention to what I’m doing.
When I first opened bottles from this batch, there was a hint of citrus in the nose and the malt kept the finish from being too bitter. That was a good thing.
As time when on though, bottles have been coming up semi-infected, overly foamy and a bit sour on the end. Sometimes I got a proper ale but.. a few more misses than hits. What this experience is reminding me is that once a year, I try to just clean everything with bleach: carboys, racking canes, buckets: everything and I haven’t done that yet. It’s quite likely that some of my beers are suffering because of this.
So it’s time to run bottles through the dishwasher & bleach my carboys. Time to clean everything up so I can get better beers in the future. Maybe even take another crack at this and see what happens when I either mean to make a redder ale or get the correct malt extract.
Brew date: 7.10.16
1 lb carapils
1 lb C 30
1 lb Special roast
Fermentables: 7 lb LME
1 oz Mosaic 1 oz Galaxy @60
1 oz Mosaic 1 oz Galaxy @10
1/4 tsp Gypsum
Yeast: Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale (2nd use)
Secondary 7/29-added 1oz Galena hops