06 January 2009

Contrition...

Forgive me my people.. it has been some time since I have last posted. The truth of it is that I have been absolutely slammed at work and haven't wanted to even look at a computer monitor once at home... [sigh].

But an update: Beer.

We tasted it on Christmas day (New Year's day for all you early celebrators out there) and it wasn't great.. yet. The main problem was a strong green apple flavor along with a kind of "business" in all the flavors which lacked a cohesive character. The problem is almost certainly age for these symptoms (See www.howtobrew.com), and in spite of the fact that it has been aging for about 2 months I suspect that the cellar is a bit on the cold side for that yeast strain, which means it may take a bit longer to condition... possibly much longer.

So the waiting game continues.... I hope to have some more pics soon of us brewing up our next batch (a Belgian-style brown ale I think).

Cheers and pour one for me!