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jshake 09-11-2013 09:22 PM

pumpkin beer has a sour taste ?
 
put my pumpkin beer into a keg today and tasted the hydrometer reading sample
it was sour as can be. not sure what happened never seen anything growing or floating on the to top like an infection but something went wrong some were.
It did have a good fg 1.010 going to let it carb up and see what happens I guess.

TyTanium 09-11-2013 09:24 PM

Recipe? Including yeast.

jshake 09-11-2013 09:39 PM

Northerner brewer all grain with 3 cans of pumpkin and washed wyeast 1056 american ale. table spoon of pumpkin pie spice added to secondary.
still got 4 or 5 gars of the washed yeast might open one of them and see what it smells like but don't think that is were it is from. also did a yeast starter on my stir plate.

DocScott 09-11-2013 10:24 PM

May just be green beer. Sour would imply infection but I'd give it a few weeks before deciding. Good luck!

dannypo 09-11-2013 11:49 PM

It must be the beer gods punishing you for defiling beer with pumpkin and spices :)

In all seriousness give it a week and see if it changes any. Spices can do weird things. I would be concerned about that harvested yeast though.

jshake 09-12-2013 12:07 AM

i took one of the other jars of yeast and it smelled and tasted fine

Cyclman 09-12-2013 12:35 AM

Young beer with spices, I think that's more likely the culprit.

I did an imperial pumpkin, at a month it was harsh and horrible. I bottled it, and imagine with another month it'll be the best beer ever.

PAjwPhilly 09-12-2013 06:57 AM

How sour is it? I mean it could be a blessing in disguise. A sour pumpkin ale would be a keeper in my book.

TyTanium 09-12-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyclman (Post 5503743)
I did an imperial pumpkin, at a month it was harsh and horrible. I bottled it, and imagine with another month it'll be the best beer ever.

Have you had past experience that would support this line of thinking? I sure haven't. If it tastes horrible at a month, it continues to taste horrible.

jshake 09-12-2013 08:17 PM

it was pretty sour. just going to wait 2 weeks and see how it is after its carbed up good.


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