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Old 01-28-2014, 04:14 PM   #11
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Just wait it out in the bottles. Leave them be for at least another month and then give them another taste, I guarantee they'll be a bit better. Relax and let the yeast do their job.

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Old 01-28-2014, 04:16 PM   #12
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Your FG explains the sweetness. By why is it so high? Post your recipe and process and we'll be able to help you better. Time can make a significant improvement to beer, but not always.

+1 on riding it out and picking up some more bottles. It doesn't guarantee that the beer will become good, but if you want to have a good 'pipeline' going then you'll need enough bottles for more than one batch.

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Old 01-28-2014, 04:31 PM   #13
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Not enough volume, high final gravity. Tasting before bottle conditioning is long enough....

I expect this one is going to stay too malty sweet. Though for the style and missed volume you should be looking at a couple months for bottle conditioning.

You might try blending it with a lighter beer.

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:13 PM   #14
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Lol I like the edit on my post title. Sorry for cursing. Anyways, here is the exact recipe list and instructions I used for this beer http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...bouSlobber.pdf I followed the instructions exactly, except for topping the carboy off to 5 gallons of course. The brew went very well and I fermented it for about 4 weeks before bottling. I figure the reason for the high FG reading was because the beer was very concentrated and/or because the beer was kept too cold during fermentation(around 60 degrees). I tasted my final sample before bottling and I thought it tasted great, this is why I'm so puzzled as to why it tastes so awful now. I'll take your guy's advice though and just wait a few more weeks. It would be a shame to dump out my very first batch of beer. Thank you all for the advice and support.

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