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Old 02-12-2011, 04:10 AM   #1
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I have 2 batches that I just tried for the first time this past week. AHS Holiday ale (brewed early December, bottled Jan 4th) and a Hefeweizen from a local brewstore ( brewed Jan 4th, kegged 2 wks later). The holiday ale came out very spicy and just doesn't taste very good. I am hoping in time the spices settle. The hefe is alright, it just doesn't have much taste. I've been brewing for over a year and have about 10 great batches under my belt, so this was very frustrating. I can't wait to brew a new batch and get past these batches. Until then I have a lot of mediocre beer drinking to attend to! Any other stories of brewing disappointment out there?

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:14 AM   #2
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Yep thats the only downside to home brewing... you have to drink it

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:17 AM   #3
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As far as the spices go those will dissipate over time.

For your Hefeweizen; how high did you ferment? Hefeweizens are yeast driven in flavor, if your fermentation temps were too low then you probably didn't get enough ester/phenol flavors.

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:18 AM   #4
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Room temp, anywhere from 65-75

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