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Old 05-29-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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Any thoughts? Just racked into secondary and had a taste. It was a little bitter. Is this normal? I used 500 grms med dme and 700 dextrose. Og 1050 fg 1010.

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The 700g's of dextrose must've dried it out a bit & that's what you're tasting. Ever had a Bud Dry? Same thing.

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Will it end up like that or will it get better in the bottle? What should I have done?

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Less sugar & more DME imo.

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Will that bitter taste get better, during bottle conditioning?

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Not really. Age may knock off a tiny bit of the rough edge,but otherwise no. >UPS just dropped off my ingredients for the dampfbier. The weyermann Bohemian pilsner & Munich malts (uncrushed) came in Maillard bags?! With Maillard pilsen LME & WLP380 yeast. I can't wait to get the red bottled & fermenter cleaned now! It took me a while to come up with a name,but I decided on Lake Erie Steam. It is the original steam beer,after all...called dampf for the way the very active krausen looked to almost boil,or steam.

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That sucks, I was hoping the priming sugar and a little aging would do the trick.

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Well,you have to keep in mind that carbonation raises aromas & flavors to the top,so to say,where we can experience them. so for better or worse,it will do just that. But a cold beer with a dry finish is good. Especially to anyone that remembers Bud Dry...idk why they discontinued that one,it was actually pretty good for that light sparkling wizz...better a bit dry on the back then sweet I say.

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Just bottled this batch, 11 days after brew. 4days in primary and zeven days in secondary. It cleaned well, but still a little bitter. Im hoping it will improve
over the next couple of weeks in the bottle. IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR THIS BATCH?

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I just finished off a keg of Coopers Real Ale a couple of weeks ago. I used 500g of light DME; 250g of dextrose and about 225g of maltodextrin. I thought it was a decent beer, but I don't know if I'll repeat. It was a bit more malty than what I perfer, but not a drop went to waste. Some friends I had over preferred it to the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone I had that I thought was dead on. To each their own.

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