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Old 12-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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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.
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Your issue may be high fermentation temps. Is the flavor kind of fruity/estery? Was the 24 Celsius the air temperature or your beer temp during fermentation?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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Lots of variables.

What did you use to sanitize?

What were your ingredients?

Did you cover during the boil?

what was the original gravity?

How much of what kind of hops?

Does you water have Chlorine, or even Chloramine?

Did you use bleach in your cleaning process?

How much yeast? What kind?

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #13
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Lots of variables.

What did you use to sanitize?

What were your ingredients?

Did you cover during the boil?

what was the original gravity?

How much of what kind of hops?

Does you water have Chlorine, or even Chloramine?

Did you use bleach in your cleaning process?

How much yeast? What kind?

What is your quest?
What is the airborne speed of an unladen swallow?
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At 24C,you could have some diecytl problems.
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At 24C,you could have some diecytl problems.
True, since that's 75F (for those of us who don't think in metric or C)...

No idea what yeast the OP used, so it's highly possible he's got bad taste from that (at too high a temperature).

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Cooper's kits of themselves don't make bad beer,brewers make bad beer. I've made some good ales with Cooper's cans,DME & hops.
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Cooper's kits of themselves don't make bad beer,brewers make bad beer. I've made some good ales with Cooper's cans,DME & hops.
Chances are, IMO, the OP just used a standard issue kit (nothing extra)...
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Probably true. But I found early on that good temps & patience are a must with Cooper's cans. Not to mention,rehydrating the 7g yeast packets. Evwen 1/2tsp dextrose in the rehydrating water worked wonders.
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Used the yeast in with the kit, no extra ingredients. Didn't boil. 24 was the vessel temp not the ambient temp.

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