Greetings, fellow brewers!
I have been brewing since this past March and now have done 16 batches. However, it is batch number 16 that has me most puzzled. I did a recipe of my own divination, attempting to emulate Gumballhead by Three Floyds Brewing. I used the NB Wheat extract, 1lb of red wheat (that’s what they use) and 1lb of two-row.
1 oz Amarillo @ 60
2 oz Amarillo @ 10
2 oz Amarillo @ flameout (or, in my case - remove from electric stove!)
3oz dry hop
I cracked open a test bottle after 5 days (I could not wait a week), and was surprised by the level of carbonation (complete), but mostly by the transcendent aroma and flavor that sent me ignoring all posted speed limits, as I flew back down to NB to stock up for an immediate second batch.
A second week passes.
The aroma and flavor have diminished beyond belief.
To be honest, I don’t know how well it would hold up against the original (we don"t get it here in Minnesota), but I was thrilled with the first results, and would like to know what would lead to a retreat of flavor and aroma.
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