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Old 08-14-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Bad taste, bottling day

Bottled today. As the bottling bucket was filling the last bottle, i took a sip. It tasted great a week ago, then today it was awful, hard to describe. Just murky, like pond water almost. I'm hoping it was only because it was towards the bottom of the bucket. Possible protein and crud left over from the cold break maybe?

The conditioning period would have to be nothing short of miraculous to clean up this mess.

I guess my question is, "Is it likely because it was the bottom of the bucket, or is this beer ruined?"

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Old 08-15-2010, 01:16 AM   #2
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It's too hard to tell at this point. It's really hard to judge a beer when it's warm, flat, and when you may be getting a lot of unsettled particles in your sample. The good news is you have already bottled it so there's nothing to lose but waiting for time to pass. Chances are when it's carbed and cold it will taste a lot better than the sample you tried.

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It's too hard to tell at this point. It's really hard to judge a beer when it's warm, flat, and when you may be getting a lot of unsettled particles in your sample. The good news is you have already bottled it so there's nothing to lose but waiting for time to pass. Chances are when it's carbed and cold it will taste a lot better than the sample you tried.
+1 to this. I, for example, just sipped off a hydro sample of my most recent brew. It is at 7.3% and tasted thin, yeasty, and bitter beyond all recognition. After I chilled the sample, and a LOT of yeast fell out of suspension and it was delicious. Moral of the story is: carb it up, chill it, and of course relax don't worry enjoy etc.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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when I bottled my weiss beer, I didn't have enough left to fill the last bottle, so I poured it in a glass and started to drink it... tasted awful. left my mouth so dry it lasted for hours..

now i drink it after being in the bottle for four weeks... tastes great. dont sweat it until it's been in the bottle for at least three weeks and in the fridge for one week.

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