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Old 09-04-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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I just transferred my NB Honey Weizen kit to the secondary, and when I checked my gravity I gave it a little taste. There is a VERY strong odor and taste of bananas, but my fermentation temp has been fairly consistent right around 65-68.

I thought banana taste was a result of higher temps? Or, will this mellow in the secondary/bottles? Is this consistent with what a wheat beer normally does?

FYI: my yeast is Wyeast 1010.

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Old 09-04-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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it is probably your yeast, it will mellow

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Old 09-04-2007, 01:57 PM   #3
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Give it some time and see what happens, I have found that most of the "problems" with my beers fade during aging.

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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I bottled a hefe 10 days ago that smelt of nothing but bananas. On Sunday I opened one up to try and the banana smell has faded quite a bit. I was a bit worried at first. RDWHAHB.

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Old 09-04-2007, 03:11 PM   #5
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That's what I figured. Thanks, gentlemen.

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Speaking of bananas...

Do you guys really dislike those notes? I know, ultimately it's "insert your name"'s brew, but I had a hefe the other day that had a rather strong banana flavour and I rather enjoyed it.

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Old 09-07-2007, 02:09 AM   #8
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German-style Hefe Weizens are my favorites...

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German Hefe's have a banana note in the nose I rather enjoy them, I like a good Banana Clove Hefe.

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If it doesn't have a banana nose and clove flavour, I am extremely disappointed.

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