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Old 07-07-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Cream of 3 Crops failure

First bad batch. Bottled about 3 weeks ago, tastes skunky.

I think I got some raindrops into the cooled boilpot, which might explain problem. Brown bottles used, so not lightstruck.

Looks gorgeous, clear as a bell, heads up great with lasting lace on sides. Leaves rings of lacing. Pale yellow color reminiscent of a BMC.

Dunno. Smell is worse than taste. I'm drinking it anyway, but I can only give samples to my brew buddies, not to non-brewers.

SGs: 1.054-1.015.

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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What is your water profile? Tap or bottled?

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
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Tap. My water tastes fine.

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do you de-chlorinate your water?

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I have had two issues with yeast lag and the best description is a horse blanketey smell and taste. I currently have 10 gallons that I am letting sit to see if the smell and taste will leave? Good luck.

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I have had two issues with yeast lag and the best description is a horse blanketey smell and taste. I currently have 10 gallons that I am letting sit to see if the smell and taste will leave? Good luck.
Sounds like you got a little Brett C. Won't leave, but it will be tasty (if you like wild brews) after a year.

And I had issues with my cream ale. I think the yeast has some funky characteristics.
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Also; Corn constitutes a big part of the grainbill on CO3C.

Corn may take on a rancid type taste in the beer if it is stored too long in less than optimal conditions.

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Dunno. Smell is worse than taste. I'm drinking it anyway, but I can only give samples to my brew buddies, not to non-brewers.

SGs: 1.054-1.015.
Do you precede the giving with a 10 minute explanation of how much the beer tastes like crap to cover your ass!?

I call it the homebrewers manifesto.
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Old thread. (July!)

I dumped the rest of it. I had so much good beer that I couldn't justify drinking another one of those, let alone giving it to anyone else.

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