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Old 09-27-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Just racked my English Mild (an extract-grain recipe) to the secondary. When I opened up the primary, wham! a really stringent vinegar type smell hit me I put on a brave face and tasted the beer, and it didn't taste off, no sour flavours?

Do I have an infection, or is this smell something else?

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Old 09-27-2005, 08:50 PM   #2
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I don't know where the smell would be coming from since you can't taste it in the beer, but if it tastes good it's probably fine.

I just had a near-vinegar experience with my porter. seemed to taste like vinegar a few days after brewing, but 1 week after brewing that flavor was gone (if it was ever really there in the first place) so I racked it and am just waiting to bottle it now.

can you post the recipe? i wonder if we have some common ingredient that gave a phantom vinegar presence.

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Also please post the yeast you used (incase you weren't going to already.)

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2.7kg Light Plain Malt Extract Syrup
225g Black Patent Malt
28g Fuggles Hops
Gervin English Ale Yeast
1 tbsp Irish Moss

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... I just had a near-vinegar experience with my porter. seemed to taste like vinegar a few days after brewing, but 1 week after brewing that flavor was gone ...
Glad to hear that! I read your earlier post and was bummed for you.
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