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Old 06-30-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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So I just got done force carbing my 2nd and 3rd batch and I pour two glasses and taste them. Both taste very watery, without that characteristic beer flavor. My first batch tasted great.

Could it be something with my kegging or did I just screw these two batches up? The recipes were tried and true. Rocky Racoons Honey Ginger Lager and a Hefeweizen from my LHBS. I am a little confused as to why they taste like this.

Can anyone give me some insight?

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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Give us more detail. Batch size, how much malt/malt extract you used, time in the fermentor... etc.

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
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could be any number of things. a significantly low OG. not enough hops or not a long enough boil time. stale extract/grain. i suppose a high boil gravity could affect things. keeps the hops from being properly utilized in the wart. using pure O2 when aerating. Im with Mithion. need more details.

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:45 AM   #5
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were these extract recipes? im assuming that they were partial boil and you had to top off with water. What was your origional and final gravity and is it possible you topped off too much?

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yooper - i force carbed at 30 psi for two days. the temperature was 40. i tasted one of the beers before carbing and it seemed fine. so i was thinking it had to do with carbonation. maybe it isnt carbed enough.

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i will give the rest of you more details tonight when i get off work. cant spend too much time on here

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Old 06-30-2009, 01:10 AM   #8
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I had the same problem with the first few kegged batches.

My problem went away after 2 or 3 kegs, I dont know what the deal was, but the first few kegs pretty much were water.

After that, kegging has been all good.

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zac, that is bizarre...because i do feel like it is because of the kegging for some reason. the beers seemed fine before. their gravities were on for the most part. and then i kegged it and it just tastes watery. its weird.

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I have only kegged once. I have not tapped it yet. I am new to brewing. So, I am not the one to give advice. My first bottled beer tasted very watery as you described. I let it sit for 2 extra weeks. It had much more body and flavor to it. I don't know if kegging and bottling produces different outcomes. But, waiting the extra weeks made a 100% improvement.

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