The beer I brewed this weekend for being snowed in and bored to tears in honor of the winter’s first snow seems not to have been touched by the bryggeman. Considering that I kept making stupid mistakes along the way*, I can’t say as I’m too surprised. I’m guessing that I pitched the yeast into a wort that was still too hot, and my yeast don’t truck with no molten wort. The result is that my beer is dormant.
In hopes of saving it, I’ll be getting another package of Ringwood Ale culture to pitch again. Wish me luck. Old ale isn’t that cheap to brew.
*Just how many gallons do you think are in a 2.5 gallon container? If you guessed 2.5, you would be correct. I was less so. What I can say is that when you place 3.5 gallons of water in a 4 gallon pot, there is very little room for grain and malt, much less for bubbly boiling.