Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Beer Runneth Over. Not Good.

To an experienced brewer this photo says it all.  You open the bottle and out comes a gentle fountain of foam.  This beer got infected somehow and since every bottle suffered in the same way I'd guess the beer wasn't the greatest when I put it in there.
This is the last of a batch of Steam Beer I made some time ago.
I'm still not having much luck making this beer well since we moved from Memphis 4 and a half years ago.  A bad fermentation is just an added insult.  This does not happen often in my brewery.  But every once in a while I'm reminded to pay more attention to sanitation. 
I can't help but to try and make this beer again.
Maybe in the Spring.
My beer is plentiful, though.
I have kegged (and already drank about half of) a great tasting English Pale.  And I'm lagering an Oktoberfest for a few weeks in the keg for the Winter.
Out of CO2 right now.  But I'll get filled up by the weekend.
I just bottled an Oktoberfest I made right after the first one and put it in the stock room along with the Amber I bottled last weekend.
I made a Pale today using the yeast I harvested by racking the IPA I made a week ago.
The IPA, surprisingly, is taking a bit longer for visible fermentation to fall off.
The Pale (on the left) is just getting started.
I'm going to have a lot of packaging to do in the next couple of weeks.
Good Beer To You.