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Old 09-27-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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My Hefeweizen has been fermenting for one week. I was curious what it taste like at this stage so i decided to test it out. It smells amazing, just like it should but it had a stronger alcohol taste than i was expecting. Is this normal at this stage? I would use my hydrometer but I've already managed to break it :fail: what exactly will the second week of fermenting do for my beer?

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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My Hefeweizen has been fermenting for one week. I was curious what it taste like at this stage so i decided to test it out. It smells amazing, just like it should but it had a stronger alcohol taste than i was expecting. Is this normal at this stage? I would use my hydrometer but I've already managed to break it :fail: what exactly will the second week of fermenting do for my beer?
What temp did you ferment at?

I brewed one a couple months ago, had alot of phenols in taste and smell like bad ones, kegged it for a week or two, and I had my doubts, its now one of the best beers I've brewed. Amazing!

What was the recipie? What yeast did you use?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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It's very green right now still, only after a week. Even if it is done fermenting, it can still have an alcoholic bite to it that will mellow out with conditioning.

EDIT: And rock on Anne Arundel County!!

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:17 PM   #4
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What temp did you ferment at?

I brewed one a couple months ago, had alot of phenols in taste and smell like bad ones, kegged it for a week or two, and I had my doubts, its now one of the best beers I've brewed. Amazing!

What was the recipie? What yeast did you use?
I really hope thats how it ends with mine! Lets see, I fermented towards the high side between 70-73F. I used a Brewers Best extract kit but used Wyeast 3638 Bavarian Wheat instead of the dry yeast it came with.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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It'll mellow. I freaked out about my first batch. You just have to learn patience before you sneak a bottle for your first taste test (difficult, I know).

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