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Old 09-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default Red and brown ale bad taste why?

Kegged and carbed my brown and red ale day before yesterday and I just got done giving it a little taste..... Damn it's horrible... Bitter... Not as I expected . It's not fully carbed yet. Please tell me it will get better



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Old 09-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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it will get better!

Happy?

If you want help trying to figure out why it tastes bad, we could use some info like ingredients and fermentation temperature/length.



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Old 09-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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I mashed at 152 for 60 min and boiled for 60 min. I set my ibu for 19 . I had a very slow lagging fermentation so after waiting 48 hours with no sign I pitched some us05 and fermentation finally started. After 8 days at 58 degrees I let it warm up to 68 for 24 hours then crashed it at 40 for 2 weeks. This was an all grain and original yeast was wlp004 . All grain was fresh but yeast in the vail must not have been good . Thats when I pitch the us05. It's just very bland and bitter. Sorry I just panicked when I tasted it and thought I lost a batch

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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Give it time. I let my reds ferment for a month and bottle age for a month before drinking them. My current batch is not as malty as I'd like, but that's what I get for using two-row instead of Maris Otter.

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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You probably had something grow in the beer while your first vial was lagging. What is your FG ?

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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Why were you fermenting at 58?

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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1.015. How can I tell if I need to toss it out

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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Dude, relax. All most all beers taste different when you first bottle/keg them. Depending on the beer it probably wont settle into it's final flavor for 3 weeks or more on CO2. Try it in 3 weeks and it will be a completely different beer.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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I was reading an alternate thermometer which I found out at the end was wrong. My temp controller was set 62 but I kept reading the other temp meter and I kept turning the controller down to meet 62 which was really 58

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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I appreciate u helping out but this beer taste like coffee with no sugar and a hit of alcohol.



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