so, after I kegged my steam beer clone I was itching to try it out. the problem was, I already had 2 kegs on at the house and no upcoming events that needed a keg (sad to say).
- fortunately, when TB and CB had their baby, CB mentioned that his kegerator was currently empty- it was the perfect excuse to roll a keg over. who needs a pint more than a new parent after a long day running on fumes?
- luckily, the keg had carbed up nicely and the first few pours resulted in a nice head.
- thankfully, my fermentation temps seem to have been kept low, as the beer is smooth and malty without any noticeable phenols. the beer has a smooth bitter finish much like the beer it’s modeled after. there some chill haze that affects clarity, but it’s not too bad.
- overall, I’m pretty happy with how the beer turned out, and will probably whip up another steam beer in the future (this time, however, I will go all-grain, and hopefully use a temp controlled environment). it was pretty neat making a steam beer using local water and fermenting under ambient temps, similar to how it was done back in the day.