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Old 07-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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I brewed a milk stout yesterday and after getting it in the fermenter I took an SG reading. I tasted it after doing this and it's reminiscent of cigarette/ashtray taste. I'm assuming that the taste will mellow out once it ferments a bit, or will it?

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8lbs 2 row
1lb roasted barley
.5lb munich
.5lb chocolate malt
.5lb crystal 60l

I'm assuming that the taste is coming from the roasted barley.

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Yes, that "ashy" taste is coming from the roasted malt. It will mellow quite a bit. I tend to use less roasted barley than others do because I find it a bit acrid.

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That's good to know. I like stouts, but this is the first time I've ever brewed one so it was a bit shocking

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That's good to know. I like stouts, but this is the first time I've ever brewed one so it was a bit shocking
If you don't like that, NEVER use smoked malt. Pure cigarette/bacon.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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I get that a lot with Smuttynose Robust Porter, though it tastes more like Cigar. It doesn't fade in that beer. They must use a lot of roasted barley.

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