I have been brewing beer for 6 months now, every beer i learn something new. i made an american lager kit, a hoegarden clone, sam adams summer ale clone, all of these were extract kits, and all had an astringent flavor. then i did a mini mash chocolate stout that had a very little astringent flavor. then i switched to all grain, and made a lawnmower lager, had a big astringent flavor. than i made the "triple hopped miller lite clone recipe" on this forum, but it had so much cascade hops in it to tell if all of the astringent was gone.
but then in made a blue moon clone from AHS and i am drinking the first bottle a week early and NO ASTRINGENT FLAVOR AT ALL!!!! I figured it was from my temps being too high with the grains. but MAN!!! i was starting to get discouraged!
I LOVE IT !!! IM HOOKED, CANT WAIT TO TASTE THE SUMMER ALE CLONE THATS IN THE FERMENTOR!!!!!
JUST HAD TO SHARE