- Morgan's Lager
- 1kg kit glucose
My first brew in over 30 years. Excited.
- Follow the instructions provided by the brewing shop
- Leave in the bin for 2 weeks (not 1 as suggested by the Morgan's instructions)
- Bottle (2nd May)
- Leave for a week
- Put a couple in the fridge
- Drink when well chilled
The first tasting was of a sickly-sweet beverage that tasted something like beer, but not much like the clean, crisp lager I was hoping for.
I figured (incorrectly) that maybe the sugar tablets in the bottles hadn't mixed properly and the yeast had not found them. Nevertheless, there was definitely alcohol present and I quickly acquired a taste for syrupy beer.
Turns out that I just drank this a bit too soon and should have left for at least another two weeks as the temp here (NSW, Australia) is currently sub-20C. The yeast was just being a bit slow.
Fortunately, with homebrew you get 20+ litres with each brew. I've been chipping away over the last couple of weeks and I've finally had a bottle that fizzed on opening and actually tasted like lager.
I reckon a week more and I might have 15l of half decent beer to drink. Onwards!