Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Aging out a hot alcohol taste
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-07-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
theganda
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 76
Default Aging out a hot alcohol taste

I posted earlier in the week about a hefe that ended up with a much higher ABV than I intended. My question is about how long (if ever) does it take for these flavors to mellow out? I'm torn because I know that hefes are meant to be drank young but I don't want to drink this early (mostly because I'm not really enjoying it!) It's only been in the bottle for about 12 days so I know it needs more time anyway. I've brewed 5 AG's but this hefe is the 3rd, so I'm still not caught up on all the facts. any help would be great. Thanks.

__________________
theganda is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2009, 04:20 AM   #2
Scut_Monkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,685
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts

Default

I brewed a wheat beer that took about 4 to 5 months for the "hot" alcohol taste to start to dissapate. Much like you the starting gravity was much to high and then I fermented it at too high of a temperature. The beer is not great now but it is drinkable. This is just my experience however and yours may vary.

__________________
Scut_Monkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wierd alcohol taste.. dougler13 Extract Brewing 8 04-05-2010 03:30 PM
Alcohol (medicine) taste jezter6 Mead Forum 7 03-25-2009 11:58 PM
Weizenbock, too much alcohol taste MikeRobrew General Beer Discussion 3 01-02-2009 03:22 AM
Alcohol Taste genexxa Extract Brewing 2 03-12-2007 04:04 AM
Taste vs alcohol budbo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 02-26-2006 04:07 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS