Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Pale Ale: Oxidation to Belgian spiciness?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
two_hearted
Hold on to your butts
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
two_hearted's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 2,277
Liked 191 Times on 154 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default Pale Ale: Oxidation to Belgian spiciness?

So, I brewed my third 3 gallon AG brew which was a simple pale ale (that I ended up hopping like an IPA).

I brewed this guy in late November, moved to a new apartment in December (drove with it in the fermenter for about 5 miles buckled into my passenger seat), and left the country for work until mid January. So in primary form about 6-7 weeks, then bottled. It tasted oxidized (wet cardboard) but was palatable enough to drink, so I polished off most of it. Not sure if it was too long in primary, a 3 gal batch in a 6 gal BB or the move that was the suspect.

Anyhow, I left 3 bottles in the beer fridge for a while and just cracked one open. I detect no oxidation taste and it tastes spicy like I used Belgian yeast! It actually tastes pretty awesome now? But nothing like what it should. Anyone have any insight as to what might have happened to go from oxidized/wet cardboard taste to spicy belgian yeasty taste?

Recipe:
IPA
14-B American IPA
Date: 10/22/10

Size: 3.24 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 225.48 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.067 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 4.64 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.66% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 66.7 (40.0 - 70.0)

Ingredients:
8.0 lb 2-Row Brewers Malt
.25 lb White Wheat Malt
.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.25 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.25 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
.25 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
1 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 ea White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 °F
Source Water: 60.0 °F
Elevation: 0.0 m


Results generated by BeerTools Pro 1.5.12

__________________
two_hearted is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
two_hearted
Hold on to your butts
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
two_hearted's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 2,277
Liked 191 Times on 154 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default

No takers?

__________________
two_hearted is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did I create oxidation? ndhowlett General Beer Discussion 3 11-30-2008 06:57 PM
When it comes to Belgian Pale beers, I am a heathen. Zymurgrafi General Beer Discussion 36 11-27-2008 04:01 PM
oxidation while kegged? maltyone General Beer Discussion 1 03-14-2008 01:31 PM
New York Times- More or Less Pale but All Belgian Glibbidy General Beer Discussion 8 08-28-2007 04:23 PM
Understanding Oxidation Ninkasi General Beer Discussion 6 09-27-2006 10:18 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS