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Old 06-17-2007, 01:01 AM   #1
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I have been brewing for about a year from extracts and everything has been going great. My last two batch's have been really bad. They are all upper pallett - no body at all. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

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Old 06-17-2007, 01:11 AM   #2
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I have been brewing for about a year from extracts and everything has been going great. My last two batch's have been really bad. They are all upper pallett - no body at all. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
1st thing I think of is infection due to poor sanatation. Also its hard to say what you are doing without more specifics on the recipe. Is it the style of beer you are brewing is just not as full bodied? Are you fermenting at a too high of a temperature for the yeast you are using? Are you not doing a vigorous boil?
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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The last two batches I brewed were a nut brown ale and an oktoberfest. Both brews that should have a good amount of body to them. I used an ale yeat in both recipes and the brew fermented between 76 and 78 degrees.

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Old 06-17-2007, 09:14 PM   #4
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that is far too high a temperature. i'd do everything i could to drop your temp to 70 or below. check out white labs site for various optimum temperature ranges:

http://whitelabs.com/beer/homebrew_strains.html

I shoot for the low end of the optimum range, always makes a better beer IMO.

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