I received the American Wheat basic starter kit about a month ago, and followed the directions to a T. But, when I bottled the beer came out copper in color and tastes pretty strongly of the williamette hops. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t taste like a wheat. In fact, it looks and tastes just like an Irish Red. Very coppery in color with a strong flavor of the williamette hops. So much so in fact, I thought I’d received the wrong recipe kit.
Thr only addition I made was adding a second packet of yeast 3 days of sealing in the fermenter because I was worried I was not getting active fermentation. This was based on guidance from a local home brew shop.
Any ideas where I might have gone wrong? I’m not upset, in fact I’m very happy with the beer I ended up with, just not sure how it happened and it’d help in the future knowing what caused it.
Thanks for the help!!