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Old 11-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Just tasted my first beer...

Its been fermenting for a month and I was going to bottle it today but realized I didnt have enough sanitizing stuff so I couldnt...

Anyways, I tasted it and it tastes fine but it seems kind of "weak" like watery or something. Could it be b/c its flat?

Also, the FG is 1.012 and the OG was 1.056. What would my ABV be?



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Old 11-17-2009, 11:25 PM   #2
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ABV is 5.8%. You can't compare flat to carbed beer. If you think it tastes good now, wait until it's been in the bottles a month.



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Old 11-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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I calculate it being more like 5.8% ABV. Beer always tastes thin and watery before it is properly carbed and aged. Give it some time in the bottles and it will be great.

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Old 11-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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Thats a relief. I figured that was the case but just making sure. Ill be getting some sanitizing products tomorrow so I can bottle.

Oh, how did you come to that 5.8%?

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Old 11-17-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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OG-FG*133=ABV
(.056 - 0.12) x 133 = 5.85

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Old 11-18-2009, 12:15 AM   #6
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I calculate it being more like 5.8% ABV. Beer always tastes thin and watery before it is properly carbed and aged. Give it some time in the bottles and it will be great.
lol yeah, I did the ABW instead of ABV. I was just reading it off of Promash. I went back and changed it probably at the same time you posted lol.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:38 AM   #7
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A little bleach + water + an equal amount (to the bleach) of vinegar = poor man's no rinse sanitizer

I haven't had a contaminated batch in all 15 years of brewing, nor have I had a "bleachy" brew either, but I always rinse like a crazy person as well

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Old 11-18-2009, 02:47 AM   #8
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Congrats Calibuddha - Can't wait to try my won. Making an IPA (first batch ever!) thinking of calling it Beer'd IPA.

On deck either a Belgian ale or a Dos XX clone that I will call Brew'Migos!

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Flat beer always tastes a little thin to me. It will also taste more bitter now then it will once it's fully carbed and aged.

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Old 11-18-2009, 09:59 AM   #10
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A little bleach + water + an equal amount (to the bleach) of vinegar = poor man's no rinse sanitizer

I haven't had a contaminated batch in all 15 years of brewing, nor have I had a "bleachy" brew either, but I always rinse like a crazy person as well
That would work but I only have scented bleach


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