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Old 12-10-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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After letting a couple of my pals try my first home brew we all agreed that it is quite bitter compared to others. Could anything cause your homebrew to be more bitter than usual?

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:23 AM   #2
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yeah, hops

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:30 AM   #3
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After letting a couple of my pals try my first home brew we all agreed that it is quite bitter compared to others. Could anything cause your homebrew to be more bitter than usual?
The previous poster is right, albeit a brief post, lol. The issue is you didn't supply us with any information at all so it could be such a number of things it's not possible to tell you something other than a very general answer.

Post more information about the brew. Your recipe, AG or extract, process, etc etc. The more info you supply the better people can help.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:34 AM   #4
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After letting a couple of my pals try my first home brew we all agreed that it is quite bitter compared to others. Could anything cause your homebrew to be more bitter than usual?
Do you mean bitter like hops bitter, or something else?

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:59 AM   #5
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I used a pre measured kit here is the list of ingredients.

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Not sure if this is any help though. If we let it sit longer would that make it less bitter or more?

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #6
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Can you explain your brew process any? When did you add the hops to the boil? I see that recipe used hopped extract in addition to hop pellets.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #7
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Yeah, we added the hops during boil after we seeped the crystal malt in the water. I'm not sure if its a hop bitter cause well this is my first home brew.

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How long did you boil the hops? How long has it been bottled? Are you saying it's more bitter than other pale ales or more bitter than other homebrew?

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Well not exactly sure on the boil time but I know it was less than an hour. It's been bottles for 3 weeks now and it seems more bitter than a regular pale ale.

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when does the recipe say to add the hop pellets? If it's a legitimately bitter flavor it's likely from your hop additions. The longer hops boil, the more bitter is extracted.

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