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chanson16 11-04-2012 11:54 AM

Dirty Socks??
 
I brewed a wheat recipe that I designed and it tastes like the smell of dirty socks. I am wondering if it is the yeast I used. I used Wyeast 1010 American Wheat. A few sniffs of the airlock during fermentation were pretty bad so that is why I think it could be the yeast. My grain and hop bills are below.

4lbs 2-Row
4lbs Red Wheat
.5lb Honey Malt
.5lb Rice Hulls
.5lb CaraRed

.33 oz Centennial (60 minutes)
.5 oz Saaz (30 minutes)
.5 oz Saaz (5 minutes)

Any thoughts? Also can I throw in an ounce or two of Cascade in my keg to try and mask it with a stronger hop flavor?

Obliviousbrew 11-04-2012 12:07 PM

When did you brew this?

chanson16 11-04-2012 01:51 PM

About a month ago.

chanson16 11-06-2012 12:16 PM

Bump. I am really curious if anyone has had a bad experience with wyeast American wheat giving terrible off flavors.

RmikeVT 11-06-2012 01:28 PM

have you tasted it? does it taste bad?

AmandaK 11-06-2012 03:48 PM

Some wheat strains can smell terrible in the fermenter. For instance, WY3068 smells like dog farts when it's fermenting, but if you let it clean itself up it smells much better after fermentation is complete.

chanson16 11-07-2012 02:35 AM

It has been about a month since I brewed it. It does not taste very good. Has a very strong after taste.

TCWbrew 11-07-2012 05:56 AM

What temperature was the yeast pitched at and fermented at?

AmandaK 11-07-2012 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chanson16 (Post 4565376)
It has been about a month since I brewed it. It does not taste very good. Has a very strong after taste.

Okay. So, how was your sanitation? And can you describe this aftertaste? I once had a beer that smelled like "wet dog poopy feet", which was clearly a sanitation issue. I'm hoping to get a more clear picture of what the off-flavor really is.

This is a good place to start for terms, if you need it.

Yooper 11-07-2012 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chanson16 (Post 4565376)
It has been about a month since I brewed it. It does not taste very good. Has a very strong after taste.

Sounds infected, maybe with brett, since "dirty socks" isn't a pleasant smell (at least to me!), and well, Amanda's "wet dog poopy feet" could be worse. :cross:

But take a look at that link and see if you can come up more descriptive flavor/aroma.

How's the color? Is it clear, or cloudy? How about texture? Any slickness or ropiness?


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