Monday, November 19, 2012
The first one had a wild yeast infection and turned into thin tasting gushers. This one I think went bad because of a bad batch of reused yeast. As a result I've decided to not wash yeast anymore. Washing yeast may save about $6 per batch but considering the increased chance of infection and how expensive (and disappointing) a ruined batch of beer is, I think it's not worth it.
Not that I'm superstitious but if I try again to make a Middle Earth ale I won't use the name "Northfarthing"!