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Old 04-11-2010, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default (NOOB POSTING) My Beer is way to sweet...

So I just finished bottling my beer today and thought I would try the 2-3 fl. oz. of beer remaining in the bottom of my bottling buket. I tried it and it was extremely sweet. I'm not to sure what I did wrong? This was my first real five gallon batch aside from the (Mr. Beer days.)

I'm a noob and forgot to take a OG and a FG of my beer so please don't ask...

I fllowed a simple Northwest recipe...
The recipe was:

malts- 7 lbs. of Amber Malt Extract (wet)

Hops- 1 oz. of Mt. Hood (bittering)
1 oz. Cascade (finishing)

Yeast and Adjuncts- Wyeast Northwest ale
1/4 tsp. Irish Moss



I added my bittering hops once the wort was at a boil. Then I let the wort boil for 55 mins. and added my finishing hops and Irish moss. I let the finishing hops boil for 5 mins. then I removed the wort from the stove. I chilled the wort for a good hour brought it to 65-75 degrees and pitched my wyeast.

My Primary fermentation was for 7 days and my secondary was for 14 days at 65-75 degrees for both stages.

I made damn sure that everything and I mean EVERYTHING that came in contact with my beer had been Sanitized with one-step. So I don't think it was lack of cleanliness.

Any suggestions or advice you could give to a noob I would greatly appreciate it!



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Old 04-11-2010, 04:36 AM   #2
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It's sweeter than normal due to 2 factors.

1> you added priming sugar, that's what you are tasting.
2> The beer is not carbonated. It will taste sweeter with no bubbles(open a Coke, pour into a glass and stir until flat, then taste. Alot sweeter than the normal carb'd version, no?

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Did you see signs of fermentation? Not airlock bubbling, but krausen?

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It's sweeter than normal due to 2 factors.

1> you added priming sugar, that's what you are tasting.
2> The beer is not carbonated. It will taste sweeter with no bubbles(open a Coke, pour into a glass and stir until flat, then taste. Alot sweeter than the normal carb'd version, no?
Good call.
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It's sweeter than normal due to 2 factors.

1> you added priming sugar, that's what you are tasting.
2> The beer is not carbonated. It will taste sweeter with no bubbles(open a Coke, pour into a glass and stir until flat, then taste. Alot sweeter than the normal carb'd version, no?
So you think in seven days once the beer is fully carbonated the yeast will broke down all the remaining fermentable materials?

And it won't be as sweet then?

Should I be worried at all for my beer then!??!
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So you think in seven days once the beer is fully carbonated the yeast will broke down all the remaining fermentable materials?

And it won't be as sweet then?

Should I be worried at all for my beer then!??!
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I think it may take more than 7 days(maybe not). Best to wait 21 days to be sure. You should be fine then. The biggest thing new brewers need to learn is patience. For yourself, try to wait the full 3 weeks, then put a couple in the fridge, let sit 24 hours in the fridge, then enjoy. Believe me you won't regret the wait. Cheers!!!!!

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I think it may take more than 7 days(maybe not). Best to wait 21 days to be sure. You should be fine then. The biggest thing new brewers need to learn is patience. For yourself, try to wait the full 3 weeks, then put a couple in the fridge, let sit 24 hours in the fridge, then enjoy. Believe me you won't regret the wait. Cheers!!!!!
So conditioning really makes that big of a difference?

Damn a whole 3 weeks tell I can have my beer...

I guess I do need to learn some patience then.
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i think you need to just brew like crazy in the beginning to really get the pipeline going...at least thats what I'm doing...i never wanna have to go through this waiting game again

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^^^Tell me about it...

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