So here is All Grain finished product number two. Northern Brewer’s Surly Bitter Brewer Pro Kit. I love big beers but this beer from Surly is one of my favorite sessionable beers ever so I was pretty damn excited to have it on tap in my house, if I did a good job that is. In the end I think I did an OK job but I knew this beer wouldn’t quite be the same right from the start. I made a really big rookie mistake when I didn’t have enough sparge water to get the wort up to 6.5 gallons like I wanted to.
Also once again to much grain got through the false bottom and into the pot even though I thought I recycled enough. Avid homebrewers is the grain in the wort the problem with the dryness in the mouthfeel? I hit my mash temps pretty much right on. Once again I didn’t use a secondary here. I just did everything on the primary and this time I cold crashed which helps out tons. I didn’t write about it but the Furious kit tasted great but I ended up not cold crashing and a ton of the hop matter got into the keg which eventually clogged up the keg. This time around, thanks to the cold crash the beer flows like a madman.