« on: April 24, 2013, 04:32:27 PM »
Ok, So I have brewed for my 7th time. So far I have only used extracts with some grain in the beginning for flavor. I am making sure I have the basics down before I upgrade to all grain, but anyway onto the problem:
I decided to test my luck at adding mint to stout. My desire was to come up with a warm weather stout where the mint would be present just enough for an aftertaste to effectively act as a palate cleanser. Anyway I made the stout with:
3.3 lbs of LME
about 1/4 lb of roasted barely
3 lbs Dark DME
1 oz of cascade hops (boiled for 45 minutes)
1/2 oz of Willamette hops (boiled 10 minutes)
1 pouch of liqued red ale yeast
after fermenting for 1 week I racked the beer for 2 weeks. Once this passed I bottled with 3/4 cup of corn sugar to carbonate, and added at very end 1/2 oz of mint extract.
So after this was all done I have a beer as carbonated as pepsi, with the same amount of head.....what did I do? (no detergents were used in the cleansing of items, I used a cleaner/sanatizer from my local brew shop and I rinsed everything after the soak).