Hi all, new here but have enjoyed reading and learning here for a while. Onto my third batch and have followed each recipe almost to the letter (Chinook IPA, Sierra Madre and currently Dead Ringer).
Only issue I seem to be having is with bottle conditioning and wondered if others had the same.
My first two batches didn't really taste right until 8 plus weeks in the bottle with the recipe calling for only 1 to 2 weeks. As this has happened twice wondered if this is the norm and should not open my new batch until around this time. Confused as everything else timing wise in the kits i have bought seems spot on.
The Sierra Madre in particular tasted watery at first and i put this down to going slightly over 5 gallons after I had a low yield from my first attempt with the Chinook and overcorrected, but to my surprise this has gone after two months as I finish the final bottles.