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Old 07-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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I brewed an Irish Red last Saturday. I kept the wort in a water bath. I did struggle to keep it in the mid to high 60's (it has been over 100 degrees 7 days in a row) I used 2 pkg Notty yeast. I needed a blow-off for 2 days. Normally i don't even look at my beer for 2 weeks. gravity reading today is 1.011. OG 1.064. Sample tastes horrible. No carmel flavors. Anything to be done or is this typical for 5 days.

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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Notty gets pretty foul if it goes over 70-72 degrees. Since you didn't get over mid 60s, maybe it's just young beer. Otherwise, fusels and things would form and not give a good beer.

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Notty gets pretty foul if it goes over 70-72 degrees. Since you didn't get over mid 60s, maybe it's just young beer. Otherwise, fusels and things would form and not give a good beer.
So if it got "hot" it is basically ruined? That is what I get for brewing in a heat wave. Not much else to do.
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I guess I will let it go. If my FG sample is still awful should I just let it go? I have never dumped a batch. I bottle so if it is going to taste bad, i should just dump it?

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Nope. Never dump. Bottle it and just let it set for for a few months. The only undrinkable beer is the one you pour down the drain.

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