Originally Posted by zenyl
I thought 152 would be okay too. Can water chemistry cause this type of problem?
being new to brewing and your own brewing process can cause this. i consider myself to be a new brewer, 1yr old, and my early beers had off flavors, fusel alcohols, watery, cloudy, no hop flavor, sour and what not to very good beer that i'm proud of today. we don't buy very much beer at the store anymore because we prefer our own beer.
in that yrs time i've gotten fermentation temperature control, an pure O2 delivery system, a much better quality brew sculpture, brewing software, a better understanding of my system and of brewing in general. my education continues and so will yours if you keep brewing.