I just kegged for the first time - Great, right? Well not exactly. I brewed a clone of Mac N Jack's African Amber - Great, right? Well, not exactly. Having brewed / bottled this beer before I was super-excited to have it on tap. Using my new keg set-up (won from this site). Everything was the same during the process as when I bottled. I used priming sugar in the keg and let it sit for 2 weeks. I burped it before hooking up the CO2, set it to 8 psi and chilled it to about 38 degrees. first pint poured like a champ. great head retention, could smell the hops in the head...crazy excited at this point...first taste - damn! it tastes like alcohol. I had run san star through the keg and rinsed it thoroughly...what could cause this taste? can i save this batch?
thanks and happy brewing!