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Old 02-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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I opened my first bottle on Saturday and gave it a taste. It's a porter and has only been in bottles for a week, but I wanted to see how it was coming along and carbing up. It's already carbing nicely, and it looks and smells good, but it has a distinct sour taste to it. Is this a sign of infection, and should I expect it to condition out? I plan on opening a bottle in one-week intervals to see how it's coming.



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Old 02-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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it's probably just green...



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Old 02-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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Sounds like green beer to me, leave it alone for a month or two and let it condition is my advice. When did you brew, when did you bottle, what was your OG / FG?

Congrats on your first batch!

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That's what I hope it is, and I plan on letting all of it (minus the single bottles I take out weekly) to condition as long as it needs.

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I planned to do that too...just have one every week to test it...then about 10-12 days in the bottle I'm like, "this beer is good enough..." and now I've had half the batch before it hit 3 weeks in the bottle

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I planned to do that too...just have one every week to test it...then about 10-12 days in the bottle I'm like, "this beer is good enough..." and now I've had half the batch before it hit 3 weeks in the bottle
Haha, I've already planned my next recipe and plan on getting the ingredients this week. I was able to acquire more empty bottles than I had originally thought I would, so I can already get some pipeline action going
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Sounds like green beer to me, leave it alone for a month or two and let it condition is my advice. When did you brew, when did you bottle, what was your OG / FG?

Congrats on your first batch!
I brewed on 1/30 and bottled on 2/5.
OG was 1.038; way low, I know
FG was 1.015; I think I fermented a little cool.
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Haha, I've already planned my next recipe and plan on getting the ingredients this week. I was able to acquire more empty bottles than I had originally thought I would, so I can already get some pipeline action going
I've got two batches fermenting right now, one is 2 weeks old, the other from saturday. Still, I want to leave both in primary for 3 weeks, so I'm another week out before bottling, then 2-3 weeks for conditioning/carb. 3-4 weeks before I have more nectar
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I brewed on 1/30 and bottled on 2/5.
OG was 1.038; way low, I know
FG was 1.015; I think I fermented a little cool.
How cool we talking? That is really crappy attenuation. What yeast was it?
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I brewed on 1/30 and bottled on 2/5.
OG was 1.038; way low, I know
FG was 1.015; I think I fermented a little cool.
less than a week in the fermentor and a week in the bottle...


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