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Old 12-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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I just cracked my first bottle of my stout..... and it was the most foul thing ive ever tasted!!!!! horrid! metallic tasting... so unpleasant i cant describe it!

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Old 12-27-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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Oh no! What do you think happened? Could you post your recipe and techniques, and maybe we could help pinpoint the issue?

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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I used a coopers stout mix (still a n00b) boiled it up..... fermented 2 weeks (thats what the book says to do, realized is not necessarily true) racked into a bottling bucked then bottles, kept everything clean, im gonna try another one...

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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it'll help if you post your recipe and process just like if you were sharing a cooking recipe(cause in a sense you are).

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:28 PM   #5
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Ok, I just opened another one, and it was the same horrid smell (couldn't even drink it) and it was almost explosively carbonated (even tho i used the same amount of primer as last time.)

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:29 PM   #6
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it'll help if you post your recipe and process just like if you were sharing a cooking recipe(cause in a sense you are).

i used the coopers can, brought it to a boil, and dissolved a 2 pound bag of dark DME.
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no hops? how did you chill?what did you ferment in, at what temps with what kind of yeast. how much priming sugar did you use?

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Did any previous batches have this same flavor? Did you notice anything funny about the extract when you opened it? Did it have this flavor before you bottled?

Did you get a new pot or anything like that?

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no hops? how did you chill?what did you ferment in, at what temps with what kind of yeast. how much priming sugar did you use?
http://www.coopers.com.au/homebrew/hbrew.php?pid=1&id=113

thats what i used, it says it has hops in it....

I placed the pot in a sink full of ice water and waited (probably left it to hot, when I pitched) I used whaever kind of yeast comes in the can (hopefully not dead, it did create a lot of foam.....) and I used a 3/4 cup of priming sugar, disoved in hot water, then added to the bucket before adding the beer (so it would mix). Im seeing lots of places i could have (and probably did) go wrong, kills me cuz the first 2 batches I made were great!
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almost all Coopers kits are pre-hopped extract.

however the 2 lbs of DME would definitely cause an imbalance in maltiness to bitterness. that won't explain the 'horrid metallic taste'.

what was the OG? what was the gravity at bottling? (if you don't know either of those, that's 2 strikes)

I'd like to hear how you sanitized the fermenter, the racking hoses, the bottling bucket, and the bottles.

also whether it splashed a lot at any time after you pitched the yeast.

Hate to say it, but it sounds like something went very wrong with this batch.

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