Fermenting: 20/08/2005 Bottled: 05/09/2005
Going back to basics for a change, I’m attempting to see if I’ve learned everything over the last 14 months and 15 brews. This will be different from the first brew in that instead of using the wrong sugar (thank you Coopers) I put in a body brew — increasing the malt — and some hersbrucker hops, to increase the hop flavour and aroma accordingly.
I’m also trying a lager yeast I had lying around, with the oem ale yeast as backup if required.
As the first beer I’ve made in almost two months, I’m sure this one will come out special, and tide us over until the more boutique beers reach full maturity.
Tasting notes: Unfortunately, at the 2 week mark, the cidery taste has made an appearance. Very disappointing – the first homebrew tasting beer I’ve made since the Australian Premium Ale, or the Golden Sheaf Wheat. 5/10