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Old 12-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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I tasted my 4th batch. It has been in the bottle 2 weeks. Its definately got a bit of the funk. I used DME and fermented at 61 degrees for 1 week and 65 for 2 weeks. My first batch same thing. Both beers i used dry yeast. Is it the yeast, what am I doing wrong?

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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describe"the funk"

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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There are lots of people on here who can help you out, but you might need to help them by giving more details; full recipe, timing of everything added and aged, specific gravity, all the little details seem to help the gurus pinpoint the problem(s).

I can say that your beer is still young, and some beers just have a kind of "funk" to them. But if it seems something is wrong it may be. Give them the details and they'll give you good advice. I'm sure of it.

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There are lots of people on here who can help you out, but you might need to help them by giving more details; full recipe, timing of everything added and aged, specific gravity, all the little details seem to help the gurus pinpoint the problem(s).

I can say that your beer is still young, and some beers just have a kind of "funk" to them. But if it seems something is wrong it may be. Give them the details and they'll give you good advice. I'm sure of it.
I would say it has the classic extract taste. My other batches were cleaner and i used liquid yeast. Hoping it mellows, my other batch didn't. All have been extract beers.
6 # light DME
.5 # castle biscuit
.75 # caramel brirss
Nottingham yeast
Half DME at 60 min.
Steeped grains at 155*
Half DME at 30 min.
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how long in primary and bottle
OG, fermentation temp and FG would help too

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og 1.055 fg 1.010
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I would say it has the classic extract taste.
please describe.
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please describe.
The taste on the finish that is thick, heavy and has a twang. Hard to describe. I have tasted it in other home brews as well.
Thanks for the help. It is still going to be drinkable, not as tasty as my other brews. A thought, could it be honey? That is the other common denominator that both beers have. Added at 10 minutes.
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