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Old 11-11-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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So I brewed my first beer (coopers canadian blonde) and just had my first taste. It has been bottled for just over a week and tastes like crap!! Haha not quite sure how to explain the taste but the beer is still flat and has a pretty bad taste with an even worse after-taste. Think it could have been a sanitisation issue, but I would appreciate any input.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site wolf.

With only one week in the bottles your beer is too young/green to judge,
any beer needs at least 3-4 weeks in the bottle to carbonate and condition.

I suggest leaving it in the bottles another 2-3weeks you will be surprised how much better it will be
after it is allowed to condition.

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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At one week in the bottles,it's likely still green. Give it a couple more weeks. 3rd or 4th week it'll tone down & mellow out. Baring off flavors,but I think it's just green yet. Lighter colord beers can hide flaws less.
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Thanks for the quick replies guys, gonna check back in 2 weeks. I think I'm going to try a wheat beer in the mean time!

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Quick update, cracked another bottle today after a week in the fridge and about 4 weeks in the bottle overall. Still tastes off and there is only a small amount of carbonation, I think it's a failure of a first batch!

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It may've nneded more time in the bottles if your room temp was below 70F while carbing/conditioning. not to mention high initial ferment temps that can make off flavors that might not age out.
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It would help if you could actually describe the off flavor you have in the brew. To bottle carbonate, you leave them at 70F for a minimum of three weeks before you chill one for sampling.

It would also help to know what the batch size was, how much sugar you primed it with, and the beer temp at bottling. Batch size and beer temp comes into play when figuring out how much sugar to prime with (in the bottling bucket).

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Welcome to the site wolf.

With only one week in the bottles your beer is too young/green to judge,
any beer needs at least 3-4 weeks in the bottle to carbonate and condition.

I suggest leaving it in the bottles another 2-3weeks you will be surprised how much better it will be
after it is allowed to condition.

Tim
This^^^

My first batch was kinda nasty when I opened the first one, so I put it away for a month just to see what would happen.

Made a world of difference.
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Quick update, cracked another bottle today after a week in the fridge and about 4 weeks in the bottle overall. Still tastes off and there is only a small amount of carbonation, I think it's a failure of a first batch!
Make sure it is a least 70deg and give it another 2 weeks at that temp. then put 1 in the fridge for 2 days and see how it is.
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I'm pretty new to this so I'm finding it hard to describe the off taste, I wouldn't put it as sour but its something along those lines. Batch size was 5 gallons, primed with coopers carbonation drops. Fermentation temp was in the 20-26 degree range (Celsius) mostly around the 24 mark.
Thanks for all the input guys!

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