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Thoughts on the Otter Bomb - A little less than a happy high
komos
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Thoughts on the Otter Bomb
It didn't come near as sweet as I had expected. In fact, it's a little on the tart side. Seems some of the character of the lemon balm did make it past the malt, giving a flavor that's not unlike a strong wheat beer. I think there might be a hint of yeast bite since I managed to leave the brew in primary for far too long after fermentation had ended. All told, though, it's interesting, drinkable, and may even appeal to lovers of the standard hops/barley/yeast/water mix once it's conditioned.

As for the anti-depressant properties of the herb? Time will tell if that carries over. For what it's worth, I'm not depressed now. ^_^
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From: ex_cayetana730 Date: July 17th, 2004 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh sounds interesting. Can't wait to try it!
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm guessing it should be foamy by next weekend.
From: pipibluestockin Date: July 17th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
*reach* *stretch* *stands on tip toes*

Rats! It does sound tasty, but I guess I am too far away to try it. :)
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)

We'll see how it holds up to conditioning

I wish I could oblige, but the post has gotten a little strange about mailing liquids.
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: August 2nd, 2004 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I just brewed my first ever batch!
Plain ole Malt, Hops, yeast and water, but I'm excited to try more.

Hi!
I'm prosicated's other. friending you, assuming you don't object.
komos From: komos Date: August 2nd, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to it! Are you doing whole grain or extract? For while, I approached a pace that neared madness, but it's fallen off some over the summer. I've been working a lot of English Bitters, and the Otter Bomb borrowed a lot from those experiments. Sadly, I think the brew got tainty on bottling. I'm giving another week in the bottle before I decide.

And no, not at all. ^_^
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: August 3rd, 2004 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
extract for the first batch. I'll probably do one more extract, and assuming that they both come out ok, I'll move on to interesting things.
Sadly we're moving before we get to bottling this stuff, so I won't get to try it for some time. argh! but I can take my housemate's word on it.
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