« on: November 16, 2010, 08:59:05 PM »
I guess more details would help huh? Pardon my noob post.
Ok, so it was a extract kit for a brown Ale
Starting Gravity: 1.042
Yeast: White Labs WL002 (I was aparently given a "free upgrade" so I tried this in lieu of the dry yeast)
Starter: No, direct pitch from the vial
Primary: 1 week
Secondary: 2 Weeks
Bottle: A little over a month now
Temp in my apartment is set for 68F but it probably has a swing of +/- 2 degrees.
The taste is kind of sweet but like a rotten heffewizen. Like if you let it sit out in the sun all day. It's drinkable, but not at all what I expected.
Some guy at work told me it probably needs to sit in the bottle for a few more months and that I screwed something up with the yeast or pitching. I did what the instructions said and let it warm up to room temp after coming out of the fridge, shake it up and pitch it. Maybe I had a bad vile? Not a larger enough volume of yeast?