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Old 02-21-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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I kegged my first home brew about a week and a half ago. While transfereing from primary to secondary I tasted my sample and it was a great beer. While transfering from Secondary to Keg it was a great beer. I hooked the keg up to 14 psi for 8 days then backed it down to 7 till last night which would have been day 12. I pulled the first beer off of it last night and it had way to much carbination so I bled the C02 off and got a good poor. The problem is that there is no falvor to it now. Could this be over carbination or what. To much C02 got absorbed by the beer? Also the head that it gets is pretty thick. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-21-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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How cold is your keg at? Sometimes if the beer is supercold it will lose some of its great flavor. Try lowering the temperature maybe?? Just a thought.

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Old 02-21-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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Fridge is at 35-36. But I am not talking some flavor, I am talking all flavor.

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Old 02-21-2008, 01:57 PM   #4
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Not knowing what style this is, we can only speculate. Let a glass warm up to the temperature you kegged at and compare.

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Old 02-21-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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Give it some time, and let it warm up.


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Old 02-21-2008, 02:06 PM   #6
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I agree with letting it warm up. I had some Leffe the other night that was iffy at fridge temp. Once it warmed to about 55F, it was much better and more complex...

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Old 02-21-2008, 02:07 PM   #7
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This is a nut brown ale. I am going to adjust my fridge to a warmer temp tonight and see what happens. Also I will fill a glass and set it on the counter for a bit and try it. I hope you all are right on the temp being the problem. I have been looking forward to this beer. Thanks again.

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:56 PM   #8
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I have found that both of my ales, one bottled and one kegged, improve with taste after they are allowed to warm up for a few minutes after being poured compared to tasting immediately after pouring.

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Old 02-22-2008, 03:06 PM   #9
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I concur, most likely too cold. Try it like this...pour one and let it sit out until it hits 50 °F. At that moment pour one right from the fridge and do a side-by-side with NO food.

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Old 02-22-2008, 10:39 PM   #10
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another vote for too cold. my beer is kept at 43F, and I"m not making anything terribly complex (see my signature).

If you served me a BMC, however, it better be damn near frozen.

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