After spending considerable amount of time here on the forums I am realizing a lot of mistakes i made during my first brew. Based on the following, what off flavors should I expect when my brew is ready?
Brewed the Irish Red extract from NB with Danstar Nottingham and followed the directions exactly with the exception of adding an additional 1lb of DME
- Did not get a very good rolling boil due to crappy stove
- Had to brew with a lid on to keep temps, I did drain the precipitation off the lid every couple of minutes to avoid it from dripping back in.
- fermented at high 70’s
OG was 1.045 even after adding the extra DME. I assume this is due to not getting a good boil?
I tested gravity yesterday just to see where it was at and it’s around 1.010 (I plan on leaving in primary for another week or so then bottling).
I also decided to take a small sip when i tested gravity. It was rather bitter/citrus for an Irish Red almost like taking a sip of malty orange juice. Now I’m not used to drinking flat beer so it may just be the new experience which threw me for a loop.
So I guess I’m curious what I should expect once this bad boy is bottled and carbed. I don’t expect it to be stellar cause its my first attempt but I’d also rather not be stuck with 48 bottles of “malty orange juice”