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


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Dirty Socks??
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
chanson16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default 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?

__________________
chanson16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
Obliviousbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Benidorm, Alicante/Spain
Posts: 1,571
Liked 228 Times on 159 Posts
Likes Given: 168

Default

When did you brew this?

__________________
Obliviousbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
chanson16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

About a month ago.

__________________
chanson16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
chanson16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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

__________________
chanson16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
RmikeVT
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 730
Liked 100 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

have you tasted it? does it taste bad?

__________________
RmikeVT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
AmandaK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: KCMO
Posts: 1,501
Liked 138 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

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.

__________________
BJCP National Beer Judge
On deck: German Pilsner, CAP, Golden Strong
Fermenting: MOVING
Souring: #32 Lambic 2.0, #49 Lambic 3.0, #60 3763 Flanders Brown, #61 WLP665 Flanders Brown
Conditioning: #38 Golden Sour, #58 Hooch Cider, #79 Dopplebock, #84 Amy Cider
Drinkin': #16 Lambic 1.0 (Drunk Monk BOS), #84 Fall Cider
AmandaK is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2012, 03:35 AM   #7
chanson16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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

__________________
chanson16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
TCWbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Default

What temperature was the yeast pitched at and fermented at?

__________________
TCWbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #9
AmandaK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: KCMO
Posts: 1,501
Liked 138 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chanson16 View Post
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.
__________________
BJCP National Beer Judge
On deck: German Pilsner, CAP, Golden Strong
Fermenting: MOVING
Souring: #32 Lambic 2.0, #49 Lambic 3.0, #60 3763 Flanders Brown, #61 WLP665 Flanders Brown
Conditioning: #38 Golden Sour, #58 Hooch Cider, #79 Dopplebock, #84 Amy Cider
Drinkin': #16 Lambic 1.0 (Drunk Monk BOS), #84 Fall Cider
AmandaK is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #10
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 62,886
Liked 4947 Times on 3584 Posts
Likes Given: 1000

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chanson16 View Post
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.

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?
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Find me on facebook: Lorena Evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper 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
tired of hop socks maltbarleyhops Other 8 01-06-2012 06:44 PM
Dirty, dirty Sanke.. Where do I start? jamiecady Equipment/Sanitation 3 05-11-2010 01:23 PM
I'm out of hop/grain socks Philip Equipment/Sanitation 10 08-16-2009 06:47 AM
Hops smell like dirty socks!! bandt9299 Recipes/Ingredients 13 05-02-2009 12:22 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS