|
|
|
The Carthage Press
Norman Miller reviews brews, offers food pairings and writes about breweries.
Guest Blogger: Homebrew review
email print
About this blog
By Norman Miller
Norman Miller reviews brews, offers food pairings and writes about breweries. Norman is a reporter and beer columnist for the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. For questions, comments, suggestions or recommendations, email ...
X
The Beer Nut
Norman Miller reviews brews, offers food pairings and writes about breweries. Norman is a reporter and beer columnist for the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. For questions, comments, suggestions or recommendations, email nmiller@wickedlocal.com or call 508-626-3823. Or, follow the Beer Nut at his Twitter page at www.twitter.com/realbeernut.
Recent Posts
July 19, 2014 5 p.m.
July 18, 2014 5 p.m.
July 15, 2014 5:06 p.m.
July 10, 2014 5:05 p.m.
July 3, 2014 5:05 p.m.
By Andrew Kuhn
Feb. 25, 2013 5:05 p.m.



I made a pumpkin ale back in November, and thanks to my laziness this winter I bottled in January.

I’ve never made a pumpkin ale before, and so I bought a kit from Beer, and Wine Hobby in Woburn. Great price, and they were very helpful. I can’t say enough positive things about them. So, how did the beer come out?

First, it pours a nice orange/brown color. The head is not as foamy as I had hoped it would be, and fades very quickly. The taste is not what I expected. It is not as spicy as I like, and runs on the sweet side. I couldn’t taste any hops, and there is no bitterness at all. Its also a very forgettable beer, and one of the few beers I’ve made that I’m disappointed in how it came out.

I have no one to blame but myself for this though. I know letting it sit for far too long probably did a horrible job on it. I think it ended up being 6 weeks in the primary, and 6 weeks in the secondary fermentor.

The good thing is that I bought two kits, so I can make it again. The next time I’ll let it sit in the primary for about 10 days, and then transfer it to the secondary, and let it sit only 7 days and then bottle. That should make a difference in how it comes out, or at least I hope so.


Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National