I brewed a "clean out the cupboard" lager about six weeks ago. I tapped the first keg this past weekend and the beer could be better.
I was aiming for something vienna-ish, but, in retrospect, shouldn't have added any crystal malts. I figure, though, that if I can increase the bitterness it might make a nice altbier.
The recipe was as follows (10 gal):
10.0 lb Pils Malt
7.25 lb Vienna Malt
0.75 lb Dark Munich Malt
0.5 lb CaraMunich III Malt
0.5 lb CaraAroma Malt
2.0 oz Hersbrucker (60)
2.0 oz Tettnanger (20)
1.0 oz Hersbrucker (10)
1.0 oz Tettnanger (10)
WLP830 cake from a previous batch
So, I've thought of a few possible fixes and am interested in other's experiences.
1) Add some sort of hop extract. I have no experience with this and am open to suggestions.
2) Add some sort of hop tea. Again, I have no experience with this and am open to suggestions.
3) Rack it onto a Roeselare cake that will be available soon and see what happens.
4) Any other ideas.
Thanks in advance.