I made this recipe from taking what i like from two others. Its a Belgian grain bill, and i used 1272 AAII yeast with a starter. I single mashed and batch sparged to get to 6 gal of wort boiled for 60 min.
My mash temp and sparging were right on with hopville’s recomendations. it smelled great coming out of the MT, and during boiling. the airlock bubbler was going nuts, i had to fill it twice with star-san.
I fermented in a bucket so i didnt have a blow of tube, I should have due to the rigorous activity. The aroma coming out of the bubbler was fantastic.
2 weeks in the primary, 2 weeks in the secondary and 2 weeks in bottles. And low and behold my brew is flat!!! Is this brew ruined.
I tasted one and it has a great flavor but no head at all, the color is a great amber color and the hops aroma is right on for what i wanted. Just flat as a table top.
Here is the recipe
7.0 lbs Belgian pils
3.0 bs Belgian muny
1.0 lbs C80l
1.0 lbs victory
0.625 oz Target 60 min
0.625 oz Target 45 min
0.500 oz Golding 30 min
0.500 oz Golding 15 min
1 tspn Irish moss 15 min
1.250 oz Williamette Dry hopped in secondary
1272 American ale with a starter
My OG was 1.048
My FG was 1.008
any Help would be great, and my wife will love me talking to someone else about my brewing.
She just wants to know what time it is, and doesn’t care how the watch works. (if you know what I mean)