While I wait for my NB Cream Ale to finish fermentation, I am looking back over my first bath of BPAA and trying to learn from everything I did. Process, tools, smells, tastes etc, and one of the things I am trying to figure out is the distinctive smell/taste from that brew.
I am not sure what grain it was, or maybe just a combination of grains (hard to narrow down since they are mixed in a bag), but the smell of the grain bag, came all the way through to the final beer. Some people love the taste, others not so much, I like it more now that it has mellowed out some, and some have no taste in beer so I somewhat ignore their remarks lol. I just wish I knew what the distinctive smell/taste was.
0.5 lbs Caramel 80L
0.125 lbs Special B
0.125 lbs Lightly Roasted Barley
I know asking about taste when people haven’t tried the beer is silly, but I figure for those who have made it, maybe someone else has had the same thought. Any ideas, or am I completely overthinking about it?