Moment of truth: Tale of two tastings
I was really excited about the Mugwort Pomegranate beer I made a few weeks ago. I had high hopes for the tasting. Unfortunately the first time I tasted it I was very disappointed with how flat it was. The flavor was excellent but without the fizz I considered it a failure.
The taste was so good I decided that I would try to save it by adding a conditioning tablet to the remaining bottles. Despite the messy process (1 bottle exploded into a gusher when I added a tablet,) I was hoping that letting it condition for a week might help with the carbonation.
As you can see here, there is a small bit of carbonation especially when I pour it, but the head retention is almost nonexistent. This second bottle was very drinkable though. It was very “fizzy” and the flavor was even better than before. The Pomegranate really comes through and the mugwort isn’t overpowering.
I still have three bottles left and I think i will just let them sit for another month and see if that changes anything. Fingers crossed and back to the drawing board..