I just bottled my first batch of beer last night (Caribou Slobber), and I noticed that my beer tasted really watery. I looked over my notes, and I’m not seeing anything that should have watered it down (added the 2 gal of water to be carboy before adding the wort, only added a little more water to top it off).
The only thing I can think of is that my boil wasn’t strong enough. I’m using a coil stove (I know, it sucks), and when I was at “boil” I was only getting one or two strong bubbles per second. It certainly wasn’t a rolling boil, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time (it was the highest my stove could go too). Could this be the source of my weak tasting beer? I’m disappointed since I’ve been looking forward to this beer for weeks.
Does anyone know a solid kitchen burner I can use on the side to boil my water?