The Porter Meltdown

Hi folks,

So as I mentioned in my last home brewing post, I had bought a kit for an American Mocha Porter, as well as the gear I needed to bottle that batch (bottling for the first time). However, something went a little wrong… I ended up getting very busy with other stuff, and as a result that porter has now been in the fermentation vessel for well over two months… uh oh. I am almost too afraid to check up on it, in case it has become a large living organism and strangles me to death with its yeasty tendrils for neglecting it. But alas, I need the vessel for new brews, so I think it may be time for me to man-boy up and throw my first batch away. It’s always an emotional time for a home-brewer when he must throw away a batch of deliciousness which has somehow gone awry. However, it is a little more comforting knowing that this is only a kit brew, and so required significantly less work than if it was an extract or even all grain creation. Onwards and upwards, eh?

I have now hit a new wave of eagerness when it comes to my home brewing, so am planning to convert a shed in the garden into a full-time purpose-built home for all of my future homebrewing. And don’t worry, I will make sure to document every step of the way and post it to this blog so all of you lovely eager readers will feel like you are on this journey with me… or something like that.

Anyway, as always thanks for checking in, and you’ll be hearing from me again very soon! The adventure continues…

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