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I all, thanks again for your help! I bottled the beer a week or so ago and primed it before hand with a little priming sugar and water. I had about half a bottle with the dregs of the demijohn that was reasonable clear so kept that as a test bottle whilst the other bottle conditioned. I opened the test bottle on Saturday and apart from being a bit cloudy it ...


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My biggest concern would be botulism. If I'm not mistaken, unboiled wort is a very fertile breeding ground for that stuff. Even if "crash cooled in a freezer" I'd worry that too much of that bad stuff would stick around.


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i pieced my home 20 gallon system together i used angle iron from home depot and used high temp paint on it. march pumps and rims system that i built from scratch. its much more fulfilling to do it your self.


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Could you elaborate on "strong"? As in, too much hop bitterness? Grainey? Sweet? Esters? Some other flavor? If it just tastes "good, balanced flavors, but like its concentrated" then you could potentially boil some distilled water to sterilize it and use it to dilute the beer, but it will also lower the ABV, IBU and color... The more batches you do, the ...


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I think you are going fine. In my experience, beer directly from fermenter, warm and uncarbonated, could taste to much different of the same beer in final drinking conditions. Every beer I've brewed taste better after tasting from fermenter. When it goes wrong I could identify this when tasting. If you don't think it's bad, probably it isn't. Don't add sugar ...



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