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DuffManMississippi 10-12-2010 06:36 PM

I fail!!!!
Yeast thats all my beer taste like is damn yeast. Color is good. Carb is good. Dont know. Yeast.

Just ordered two more kits to Redeem myself and my beer brewing honor.

BendBrewer 10-12-2010 06:39 PM

How long has it been in the bottle?

wonderbread23 10-12-2010 06:39 PM

Stick them in the fridge for 3 weeks and try again. It'll knock most of the yeast from suspension and give it a cleaner flavor.

Revvy 10-12-2010 06:45 PM

Most of the time when someone's beer taste like yeast the rushed the process. They moved the beer too soon from primary, to secondary or bottle, and just really didn't give the yeast time to do their thing and to flocculate out. That's why many of us leave our beer in primary for a month or rack to secondary after fermentation is complete, to give the yeast plenty of settling time.

gregiscool 10-12-2010 07:06 PM

Ive had this issue with my first 2, they tasted like the smack pack of yeast, even after months they still have that off flavor. the carb and color is great, but after 3 week primary, and 6 weeks in the bottles, they are drinkable but not very good.

benharper13 10-12-2010 07:15 PM

I may not have any idea what I'm talking about hear but I have an idea. I have heard that if you boil your grains you are taking away the fermentable's. Is it possible if us newbies did something wrong in the recipe there wouldn't be enough fermentable's and the yeast wouldn't have enough to eat so then we have a yeast taste? Just a theory but sounds good in my head. (I also have been a little concerned because the first batch I've done is in the bottles and I'm hoping this doesn't happen to me in two weeks when I crack one open since I'm so excited)

Edit: Or at bottling somehow screwed up the priming?

wonderbread23 10-12-2010 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by benharper13 (Post 2332745)
I may not have any idea what I'm talking about hear but I have an idea.

This part is correct :)

Boiling won't remove fermentables, and lack of fermentables won't lead to a yeasty flavors. Yeasty flavors may or may not be attributable to drinking actual yeast in suspension. It could be simply off-flavors caused by any number of things (poor yeast health, bad fermentation techniques, infection, not allowing enough time on the yeast, water issues, etc.).

benharper13 10-12-2010 07:38 PM

that's why I ask the question

DuffManMississippi 10-12-2010 07:43 PM

3 weeks primary 1 week secondary cold crashed bottled tasted bad before hand but we bottled anyways they have been in the bottle for 3 weeks now. Still ...... sigh . Yeast.

doing an oatmeal stout ale and a purple haze clone !

BendBrewer 10-12-2010 07:46 PM

Out of curiosity, what yeast did you use. Was it some European Ale yeast?

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