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Old 10-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default sour taste in experimental Pumpkin/apple/maple

I brewed a pretty experimental batch of beer for the first time involving pumpkins, apples, and maple syrup. after about 2 weeks of fermentation it is tasting pretty sour. Is it possible that the sour taste might go away with time? if not might i salvage it somehow?

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Cmon Dudes. Basically im wondering if sourness is common in apple beverages like perhaps ciders? If so, does it mellow with time? If not might I think about sweetening it with honey or something? I have seen this done with meads after fermentation is complete.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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The only time I get sour flavors is when there has been a contamination - lacto mainly. Is there a white skin on top that looks like a spider web?

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Nope. Nothing looks unusual about the beer.

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you seem like apple people. how do apple beverages change over time? maybe its not entirely sour as much as it is just not tasting as amazing as id hoped.

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Anything with a lot of simple sugar (apple juice) always tastes hot/boozy until its had ample time to age. The time depends on how much alcohol is present. What yeast did you use and what was the fermentation temp?

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california common ale yeast. ambient room temperatures anywhere from 60 to 75. The hot boozy taste makes sense. I wasn't too diligent about gravity readings, but i don't imagine the ABV is above 5%. Thanks.

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What was your recipe? Any idea of the starting gravity? I can plug some stuff in to Beersmith to get a ballpark for you if you didn't take a starting gravity.

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OG was 1043 but i don't think it was properly stirred or cooled, so it was likely higher. gravity when racking to secondary was 1010.
recipe was a little complicated but basically 2 pounds 2 row. 3 pounds DME. 500 millilitres maple syrup. 1 litter of apple juice. 6 pounds of pumpkin and 1 pound of apples.

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Default sour taste in experimental pumpkin

I brewed a pumpkin ale and put 3# in the boil and 3# in primary. There was a VERY mild sour taste that complimented the hops well. I think that placing the pumpkin in the primary will give this mild sour taste. The apples and maple syrup.... well someone else can answer that. Below is the post where it was discussed.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/pump...ml#post4456285

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