I am going to have to rename my Nelson Sauvin pale ale. I originally named it a hopeful "Lord Nelson Pale Ale."
Now I think I will call it "Choke on Some Lawn Clippings, Winey B#%tch Ale".
This recipe was doomed from the start. I called the LHBS to order 10 lbs of Vienna and 1 lb of Rye. When I got there the owner had mixed the two and milled them. I didn't want them together. My club is having an iron brewer contest with required ingredients; Nelson Sauvin, Rye Malt, & Kolsch yeast. The LHBS owner was very apologetic and he is a very nice guy so I said screw it I will just use Vienna as my base malt.
Now as you might suspect from the new name, the beer, at all hydro readings and after 1 week in the keg, tastes like white wine followed by a bag full of lawn clippings. I had planned to save 2-3 bottles for the contest and donate the rest to a function at my kids school. That is 5 weeks away. I hope it gets better because "Choke on Some Lawn Clippings, Winey B#%tch Ale" may not go over well with the soccer moms.
The ill fated recipe:
10 # Vienna Malt
1 # Rye Malt
1 # Kolsch Malt (wanted a few more gravity points)
0.60 oz Chinook 11.6% 60 min
0.75 oz Nelson Sauvin 11.8% 10 min
0.75 oz Nelson Sauvin 11.8% 5 min
0.75 oz Nelson Sauvin 11.8% 0 min
0.75 oz Nelson Sauvin 11.8% dry 5 days
1L slurry WLP029 from Koslch