Well plans fell through. A friend was going to bring me his C02 tank and regulator yesterday to our baby shower but the weather was bad and he couldn’t make the trip. I have a sierra madre pale ale in the primary going on 5 weeks tomorrow. Not concerned about it sitting on the yeast cake as much as I wanted to see if my bottling equipment or process was causing an issue with my beer. Seems like every batch tastes great when taking measurements and at bottling time but doesn’t come out of the bottle like I expect. Doesn’t seem to age any better either. Not sure when I will get the rest of my kegging system.
The first time I took a measurement was 4 weeks. OG was 1.052 and what I assume is FG is 1.010 and it tasted great. Really want it to taste like I expect if I end up bottling.
In my latest batch a nut brown ale I could only describe the flavor as phenolic. Almost like a German wheat beer. It also tastes watery. Slightly sharp finish. No gushers.