Author Topic: Folly to Fantastic  (Read 1414 times)

Offline theoman

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Folly to Fantastic
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:40:21 AM »
A while back I posted problems with my first proper pilsner. It turns out I severely under-pitched the yeast. I went ahead with it anyway. At bottling it smelled like a banana farm. After 2 weeks in the bottles, it tasted ok if a little solventy and smelled entirely like pears. After 3+ weeks, it's actually a pretty dang good beer. It's true that beer wants to happen. I am a bit surprised, though, at how much the esters disappeared. I'm so happy I didn't give up on this one.

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Re: Folly to Fantastic
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 07:08:04 PM »
Good deal!

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Re: Folly to Fantastic
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 04:56:57 PM »
A wonderful surprise!

I never believed in aging beer until I messed up a few batches.