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Old 09-10-2011, 11:39 PM   #11
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Was pretty careful when adding the malt extract, used the gas burner on my webber and we turned the flame out when we added it. I guess its possible but If I burnt wouldn't we have tasted it earlier?

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #12
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Thanks guys, will give it more time

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:45 PM   #13
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Did you use a dark or amber extract? Sometimes they will taste "carmel-ly" or like molasses to me, especially if they are boiled for 60 minutes.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:45 PM   #14
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Did you use a dark or amber extract? Sometimes they will taste "carmel-ly" or like molasses to me, especially if they are boiled for 60 minutes.
Not sure the LHBS gave it to us, it was like a dark honey color. Don't think it was a dark extract but maybe amber. We now do AG so not a lot of experience with malt extracts.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:53 PM   #15
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Was the extract canned? We're all just throwing possible scenarios out, but honestly not sure...It's not really a common off flavor complaint.

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Old 09-11-2011, 04:11 PM   #16
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1.5 lbs 2 row
.5 20 L
.5 carapils

6.5 lbs malt extract

3gal water to 155, bagged and steeped for 45mins

Heated to 180, turned off flame and added LME.

Boiled for 60mins

1oz cascade @ 60mins
.5 oz Amarillo @ 15mins
.5 oz Amarillo @ 0 mins

Safale US-05

OG 1.045
FG 1.010

Probably isn't an IPA with the small hop additions. I'm sure they go light with the hops for first timers so folks don't complain if they make a mistake.

Appreciate the help!

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Old 09-11-2011, 04:43 PM   #17
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Oh and if wasn't canned, came in a small tub

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Oh and if wasn't canned, came in a small tub
I still think that much extract, boiled for 60 minutes, could very well be the cause particularly if the extract was darker than "pale".

Next time, buy only pale extract and get the color from specialty grains (maybe you did this already), and add the majority of the extract at the end of the boil. Maybe add 2 pounds at the beginning, and the rest at the end. Stir well, off of the flame, so that you don't scorch the extract on the bottom, and this should help with any extract-y and/or molasses flavor in the future.
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Thanks i'll try that next time I do an extract. Hopefully it gets better with time.

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Tried another bottle today and the molasses flavor is going away, still there but not as strong.

Will try again next week.

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