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Old 05-14-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Fruity Smell in Primary & Secondary

Hey Guys,

I am brewing a mini-mash version of an IPA recipe I got from Austin Homebrew. I racked it to the secondary last week and noticed a strong fruit scent from the carboy. Is this normal with an IPA? I checked it again yesterday and the fruit scent, although a bit lighter, was still there.

Could this just be from the hops, as I did not strain the wort as I pitched it into the primary?

I had a very active week of fermentation (in primary 2 weeks) with reasonable temp fluxuations (65-70).

Thanks guys!


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Old 05-14-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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IPA using Cascade hops(?) will always be fruity as hell while you're making it. That calms down after some age.


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Secondary: Sangiovese, Honey Nut Brown, some Pilsner/ale kinda thing that just won't quit...

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