I was optimistic that Oisin would turn out well, and it looks like it the optimism was well-founded. I really am pleased with the resulting beer. As I describe in my Untappd check-in, it has nice character and balance. J said it had a really good mouth-feel and "perfect carbonation". Good, not-bitter, aftertaste (although the..
I bottled on Sat May 8th, which was 13 days after brew day. (Yes, this post is very late.) Fermentation Progress For this homebrew, I checked on the fermentation progress every couple days (using my "maturity checklist"), to judge when it would actually be ready for bottle conditioning. Newbie homebrewers are afraid of opening the..
Update: Fermenting Oisin’s Red Ale
Quick update to follow the Oisin homebrew post. Like last time, there's a decent amount of room from the top of the pail (although I'm more optimistic about getting closer to the target yield). So, again, I didn't get to observe any fun action with the blow-off hose or airlock. I hear it's exciting, but..
Homebrew #2: SFBC OISIN’S IRISH RED (5 Gal)
Overall, I'm happy to report that it went a lot better than the previous (first-ever) brew day. It still took 6 hours, but that's because I messed up the cooling process (more on that later). BTW, I chose Oisin's Irish Red from Short Finger. Who's Oisin? Feel free to go down the Wikipedia rabbit hole,..