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DD2000GT 09-06-2011 05:49 PM

Will astringency age out
 
Got bit by the astringincy bug it appears on my Octoberfest Ale - harsh bitter-ish taste on the sides of your tongue towards the back of the mouth. I paid extra special attention to this brew as I am making it for an Octoberfest party. My testers do not show this harshness to be fading much since I kegged (July 31) and I have about a month and a half to go until the party. What is the chances this harshness will fade?

remilard 09-06-2011 05:53 PM

It does, but it takes a very long time (this is one of the changes the motivate people to age red wine, but this is for years not weeks).

Your best bet on your time frame is to try a fining with an affinity for polyphenols. PVPP (Polyclar is a brand name) is one.

DD2000GT 09-06-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by remilard (Post 3233145)
...Your best bet on your time frame is to try a fining with an affinity for polyphenols. PVPP (Polyclar is a brand name) is one.

Can you add this to beer that is already kegged?


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