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Old 08-11-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default First infection...

So, this amber ale started fermentation (WY1056) with an O.G. of 1.057, and was still bubbling after 7 weeks (yeah). The gravity is now 1.004. It doesn't taste disgusting, but it doesn't taste like an amber ale either.

I'm having trouble grasping this reality. So what do I do now? Water my hops with it?

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Old 08-11-2013, 02:12 AM   #2
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If it taste OK, then it may not e a problem.
I have one myself that is popping a bubble now and then.
Going to bottle it tomorrow.
Temperature can cause the yeast to be sluggish.
1.004 sounds way to low.Calibrate your hydrometer.

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Old 08-11-2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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1.004 sounds way to low.Calibrate your hydrometer.
Well, he did say he thinks it's infected, and infections can take the FG down well beyond what yeast can do on their own...

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Are you sure it doesn't taste disgusting? I have bad homebrew from a year ago that I'm starting to realize will never taste like drinkable beer. As long as you have plenty of room, denial is not an issue. I have probably three cases of undrinkable beer that I'm too lazy to dump; not an issue.

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Old 08-11-2013, 03:21 AM   #5
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Are you sure it doesn't taste disgusting? I have bad homebrew from a year ago that I'm starting to realize will never taste like drinkable beer. As long as you have plenty of room, denial is not an issue. I have probably three cases of undrinkable beer that I'm too lazy to dump; not an issue.
I don't know...it's pretty clear that it won't be very good. It kind of tasted like hoppy water. It seems like it would be a waste of time and bottles to go ahead and bottle it...
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It kind of tasted like hoppy water.
Hoppy water is an improvement over what I'm talking about. But might as well bottle it to be sure. If it has a medicinal taste, that's another story.

edit: medicinal smell
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