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Old 04-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Tasting between fermenter and the bottling, Is it a good indicator of the final product or does bottling process continue to change the taste?

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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I personally think carbonation greatly improves the taste.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:34 AM   #3
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I believe you can get a general idea of how your beer tastes but bottling makes all the difference.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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I think its something that with time we will grow to understand how the taste will evolve. I'm still a new brewer but I taste everything, every step. Ask people that have come to my house on a brew day. If we bottle or transfer and your a new guy you taste the yeastcake. Chew some grains. Half a hop pellet chewed up. Samples. And lots of home brew to wash it down.
So to answer the question instead of rambling, yes I believe it is a indicator of what it will taste like but yes it will evolve and change with time.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
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general idea but thats still considered "green". That time spent carbing and conditioning will help clean up some of those sharp flavors so while u can get a general idea of a batch if its bad, if it tastes good before bottling, its more likely to get better after.

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Agree with the above - it's a learned relationship. As my process gets better, the taste before bottled is getting to be very similar. Have noticed lately that the hop flavors get better after 3 weeks in the bottle as compared to before bottling.

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You'll get an idea, but the taste will absolutely change. Carbonation also changes flavor perception.

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