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Old 01-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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.... It's going to taste like acetone. Just found that our the hard way.

6 month old sour that just didn't go the way it was supposed to go.



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Old 01-23-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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What were your bugs?

What was you recipe?



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Old 01-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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So it's more like a$$etone? I was wondering,did you use a Belgian yeast with one of those Belgian lambic wyeast things?
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I have to say that my berliner weisse smelled like acetone really strongly when it was fermenting and it's fine now. My only problem is that it didn't carb in the bottles, so I had to carefully pour them into a keg yesterday.

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i have a barrel aged porter that picked up some serious acetone aroma...anybody have any luck having it age out of finished beer?

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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It was to be a sour brown. Used a mix of previously good bugs, so I cant say what the exact makeup was.

One possible cause of strange bugs was that the seals on the fermenter failed (I was aging it in a keg) and it was exposed to air for 3 months. Smelled like nail polish remover, and tasted like taking a sip from my wifes nail polish remover. I gave up and tossed the whole batch.

It did do a decent job of removing an oil stain from my driveway.

The same bugs did a pretty awesome job on a belgian sour blonde. Need to carbonate that one and see how it tastes, but it looks promising.

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I have to say that my berliner weisse smelled like acetone really strongly when it was fermenting and it's fine now. My only problem is that it didn't carb in the bottles, so I had to carefully pour them into a keg yesterday.
My berliner never smelled like acetone and it was amazing! How long did you let that one sit?
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Primary for almost 2 months, and bottles for almost two more months, and now half of the batch is in a keg (the rest will go once the keg kicks). So it's just over 4 months old now. I was hoping for it to peak around 6 months so we'll see soon!



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