Friday, February 11, 2011
Homebrew #1: The Verdict
Drinkable. That's the verdict. Don't get me wrong, it's not good, but it is drinkable. This was a brown ale that I made from a kit I received for Christmas. In hindsight, I should have replaced the sugar that came with the kit with malt. I think that would have made a big difference. This one tastes like a Newcastle with a little sugar or sweetness added. And, the really odd thing is, it smells like bacon. Normally, that's a very, very good thing; however, there is no bacon in it, nor does it have any taste of bacon at all. It's quite a mystery.
I opened the first few for Sunday's Super Bowl. I'm letting the others go another week or so before I chill them, and we'll see if any of the sweetness goes away. In the meantime, I'm going to start gathering ingredients for homebrew #2, a pale ale. My wife is so excited.