Happy Brew Year
Ha! See what I did there? Super clever huh? I slay me...
My brother and I have taken the plunge and started down the popular road of brewing our own beer. We brewed our first batch a couple of months ago. Things went pretty smoothly except the brewing instructions blew (at least for actual noobs) and we ended up with a bit of a stuck fermentation. After thinking we'd have to dump the batch, we salvaged it and had a successful bottling.
bottle, bottle, bottle
On Christmas day, we tried our first bottle. Because of the stuck fermentation and a slightly low FG, we were afraid we'd be spitting the beer on the floor after the first sip but, thankfully, it wasn't horrid (no worse than Bud) but it wasn't exactly revolutionary.
proper testing glasses
hmmm, it looks like good beer and smells like good beer
but tastes like mediocre beer
Darren was happy enough. The cat?
Not so much.