Tonight I opened a bottle of the Northern Brewer German Blonde Ale that I brewed. Unfortunately, it was less than ideal. There was no head on pour and it was over-carbonated and felt a tad watery. The watery part was surprising, on bottling day I sampled a bit and it had a nice flavor.
Below are details from my brew day notes:
Type: Extract with steeping grains
Volume: 1 gallon
Pitch temp: 68F
Secondary: on 4/4
Bottled on: 4/14
Opened first bottle on: 5/5
So, I had 1 week in primary, 10 days in secondary and 3 weeks in bottle.
Fermentation, secondary and bottle condition were at a temp range of 68-72. I used the Fizz Drops that Northern Brewer supplied, one drop per bottle per directions.
Any thoughts on where I messed up?