Sunday, April 22, 2012

Octoberfest Vienna w/Mellow Amber

Not much to report today, other than I brewed the final batch of what my awesome wife bought me for christmas... Mr Beer Octoberfest Vienna Lager with Mellow Amber UME.

I absolutely love how easy brewing Mr Beer is. Even with my OCD sterilizing it still takes me less than an hour to brew a batch or Mr Beer beer.

A little change to report... After the low abv's of the last two batches, and some questions on the Mr Beer forum, I came to the conclusion that the yeast provided may not be enough for the two cans of malt. So, I bought a packet of US-05 Safale from my LHBS and poured that in when it came time to add yeast. I'm hoping the little clumps will dissolve, I'm sure I've read similar reports on the forums before, and I did stir the crap out of it.

Original Gravity reading.... 1.039. Maybe 1.040.

1 comment:

  1. I spent hours brewing yesterday (all grain). It is all fun until it is time to start washing everything.

    That is when I start to miss the simplicity of Mr. Beer recipes. I still do have a couple of HME / UME combos maybe I should brew those up soon.