I recently brewed a 5-gal batch of Sierra Madre. The brewing went fine. I’m still a novice and never used liquid yeast before. I had the yeast (Wyeast 1056) stored in the fridg for about a month I’d say. Never looked at the date on the package. The bottom line is it was dead. I had zero fermentation after 72 hrs. Temperature was 67 degrees. A local brewing supplier suggested to pitch a dry yeast (Safale us05). I had very good fermentation within 24 hrs. OG 1.052. FG 1.002. Bottled after about 3 weeks in fermentation.
Bottled and conditioned for two weeks. Tried one last night and was really disappointed. Not the same Sierra Madre I remember. It had almost no aroma whatsoever. Not sure how to describe the taste. Very little hop flavor, just kinda malty. Carbonation was perfect.
I assume I can’t expect the same results after a failed liquid yeast? Can anyone comment on this? Very other step in the brewing process was fine and right on according to the recipe.
Thank you for any thoughts!