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Old 03-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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I have brewed my second batch and it taste sour like the first one. The first batch I let sit a week and the second I left for 2 weeks. Is the sour taste due to not Letting it ferment long enough? I really enjoy brewing but the taste is not that great.

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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Describe the sour flavor? Is it more like a sour twang, or is it a strong flavor of vinegar or cider?

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Describe the sour flavor? Is it more like a sour twang, or is it a strong flavor of vinegar or cider?
Sour twang
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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I had the same problem recently, just dumped the batch.

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Do you know why the sour taste?

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Do you know why the sour taste?
Hard to say. Considering you had two batches come out like this it may be a sanitation issue. Your beer might be contaminated or it could be young and you need to let it sit for a while. It would help if you could describe the flavor more, maybe by looking here:
http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter21-2.html
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It's most likely an infection from not properly cleaning something/everything that touches the wort/beer. Then when you sanitize,if you did sanitize everything,the dirty stuff could harbor a few nasties that survived. Or you just didn't remember to saitize something that touched the beer. Like racking tubes & such. Or if your fermenters have spigots like your bottling bucket,& you didn't remove & clean them & the mounting hole. That sort of thing.

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