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Old 09-12-2008, 03:06 AM   #11
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Yep, that's the one!
Brudda Man...I'm affraid we've been duped. I'm glad to hear it's not just me....and I'm sure you are too.

Not a bad Technique...just a bad Kit!

Maybe we should ask for another!
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:08 AM   #12
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Brudda Man...I'm affraid we've been duped. I'm glad to hear it's not just me....and I'm sure you are too.

Not a bad Technique...just a bad Kit!

Maybe we should ask for another!
Sure sounds that way. So is there any hope for this one or is it a dumper?
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:12 AM   #13
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Sure sounds that way. So is there any hope for this one or is it a dumper?
I shudder to put this in print, but I've been mixing it with V8 in the morning for Breakfast.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:17 AM   #14
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I shudder to put this in print, but I've been mixing it with V8 in the morning for Breakfast.
LOL...I'm game for that! I sure hate to waste it.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:32 AM   #15
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Sure sounds that way. So is there any hope for this one or is it a dumper?
Forget about it for six months and try it again. If it's still too bitter, give it another six. It should mellow over time.

BTW, what places sell these kits? I see them mentioned frequently, but I have never come across one myself.
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Forget about it for six months and try it again. If it's still too bitter, give it another six. It should mellow over time.
Normally, I'd totally agree, but I dont' think you understand just how bitter this is. It would take another 10#'s of pale malt, and 4 oz of dry Hops to balance this beer.

I'm telling you it's bitter like War Heads are Sour.
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Forget about it for six months and try it again. If it's still too bitter, give it another six. It should mellow over time.

BTW, what places sell these kits? I see them mentioned frequently, but I have never come across one myself.
Im game for letting it sit, but I'll have to disconnect it from the CO2. Will that be ok? Will it stay carbonated if disconnected? I don't have the set up yet to keep multiple tanks hooked up to the same CO2. I can prolly give it 6 months, but if I don't see a vast improvement I may toss it just due to lack of space.

My LHB shop has the kits. I just assumed they were pretty common because that's pretty much all they sell in kit form.
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Im game for letting it sit, but I'll have to disconnect it from the CO2. Will that be ok? Will it stay carbonated if disconnected? I don't have the set up yet to keep multiple tanks hooked up to the same CO2. I can prolly give it 6 months, but if I don't see a vast improvement I may toss it just due to lack of space.

My LHB shop has the kits. I just assumed they were pretty common because that's pretty much all they sell in kit form.
It's fine.
I just kick mine up about 15 psi...then take it out of the keezer and go to the basement.
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Normally, I'd totally agree, but I dont' think you understand just how bitter this is. It would take another 10#'s of pale malt, and 4 oz of dry Hops to balance this beer.

I'm telling you it's bitter like War Heads are Sour.
Wow, now that is bitter. I suppose blending it with another, underhopped batch would be another option, but I personally wouldn't go through the trouble and the risk of ending up with 10 gallons of less-than-enjoyable beer.

If the OP doesn't need to use the keg for a while, I'd still say give aging a chance, but you may well be right that the bitterness will persist for longer than the cream ale's fairly delicate flavor profile.
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Ok, I've been sampling this every day since I first posted and I'll be damned if i don't think it's getting better. Although it could be a mixture of just plain drunkness, Skoal fine cut, and the dead brain cells the fermenting Apfelwein in my inclosed office is producing, but it still finishes very bitter. It has a very nice hoppy aroma though.

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