Oops

November 4, 2002 at 4:58 pm (Food)

Finally got around to brewing a batch of coriander/orange Belgian ale yesterday, similar to a Hoegarden. I had already propagated a batch of yeast several days previously, leaving the slurry in the fridge in order to prevent the yeast from eating up all its nutrients. The problem is, when you mash beer, the liquid at the end is usually around 150ºF, and you can’t pitch the yeast until the liquid is at about 75ºF. So, being lazy, I simply put the bucket of beer outside, intending to bring it in before I headed off to bed.
Unfortunately, I fell asleep and only brought the beer in this morning, and the liquid’s temperature was at around 30º. Threw the yeast in regardless, and hopefully I’ll have 5 gallons of tasty brew in time for Xmas.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: