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Old 03-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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I made a brown ale twelve days ago, and I used a starter that a friend gave me. Now it looks like this and has a strange taste. Any suggestions or answers?

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Looks totally normal to me. What kind of weird taste?

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #4
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looks like yeast to me. it's a rare occasion i've never had that crap sitting up on top, thats normal

also, for the taste... what yeast? what temps? AG? Extract?

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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Sorry, but you're gonna need to be a bit more specific. "Twangy" sounds like country music....
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Fermented in the mid to low 60s. It's a starter I made from American ale yeast that a friend gave me. I put the wort in fermenter on a Saturday and didnt pitch the yeast until the next day. That's one thing that has me concerned. It did seem to take a couple of days to see airlock activity. OG was 1.05. It was a 10 gallon batch that I split between 2 ferm. The other w London yeast finished at 1.01 and this one is 1.015.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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It's more of a fruity smell

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Old 03-03-2013, 02:17 AM   #8
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Sounds to me like it is just a young beer that needs bottle conditioning. I think you're probably fine.

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Old 03-03-2013, 02:20 AM   #9
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If you're expecting stuff out of a fermenter to taste like your favorite bottle of craft beer you are sorely mistaken about the point of properly conditioning your beer

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Beer often tastes strange until it is carbonated properly. I would say bottle it, wait at least 3 weeks at ~70 degrees, then get concerned if it still tastes "twangy".

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