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Old 07-15-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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I had got a kit from midwest when i ordered some other supplies. I got the liberty cream ale, on brew day i got OG of 1.040. It set in primary from 5-28,till 6-26, then in secondary till now. I tasted both samples when checking SG, which ended up 1.01, and its not good at all. I cant explain the taste, but its a lingering taste like when mama used to wash my mouth out with soap.

what went wrong?



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Old 07-15-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like either a water or fermentation temperature issue.



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Old 07-15-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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Whats wrong with 1.01? My first extract kit finished about there and there werent any off flavors. The flavor would concern me not the FG.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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Ya, I read an extra 0 into that in my mind, I was seeing 1.001. Deleted.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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Ya, I read an extra 0 into that in my mind, I was seeing 1.001. Deleted.
Understandable people usually express gravity with 3 decimal places but it's mathematically correct to leave off the 0.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:06 AM   #6
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I wouldn't base anything off samples tasted during fermentation. I've had a couple beers that went from tasting normal to Gnarly and astringent a week later in the bucket to tasting great after bottled

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:20 AM   #7
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Bottle it, let it condition and then decide if it's bad. I've had a beer or two that tasted off during fermentation, but 2-3 weeks in bottles cleans up those tastes. RDWHAHB

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Whats wrong with 1.01? My first extract kit finished about there and there werent any off flavors. The flavor would concern me not the FG.
I apologize, i wasnt saying the FG was bad, but the taste.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:51 AM   #9
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If it tastes bad I'd go with fermentation temps and the water you used. What were the temps during fermentation and were did you get your water from?

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its not bottled and carbonated yet.. you don't know it is bad yet.. it may wind up ok.. just bottle and let sit at 70F for 3 weeks, chill a couple overnight then try it and see what you have RDWHAHB



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