Originally Posted by alane1
Two things I can think of,1.wort ph is too low affecting hop utilization 2.your beer still may be too young and needs time.
I don't like my tap water taste, so I used bottled Sparklets drinking water. I don't have the exact chemistry, but I think the ph is in the 7-8 neighborhood. I used buffer 5.2 to bring the ph down a little.
You're right, it is still pretty young. I'll pull another pint or so in a week or two.
I'm not sure why, but I never tasted my sample gravity reading. It does have a diacetyl off flavor too that I'm attributing to the yeast lag time. I certainly wish I would have left the beer on the yeast cake to clean up a little better.
If nothing else, I've learned a lesson in patience.