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Old 03-19-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Tasted my first two brews

Wasn't all that impressed with my first two batches. Actually disappointed. They are not all that flavorful. Has a strong alcohol taste and yeasty. Guess keep on aging it

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Details? There is nothing we can do to help without information.

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- AG or extract
- Temp/length of fermentation
- Length of time bottled before sampling

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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Was it bottled or kegged? If bottled, how long was it in the bottles? What kind of beers were they, and what temperatures did you ferment them at? Just a few questions to get us started. Don't get too discouraged, making beer is awesome!

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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How about more details on your recipe and process?

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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Strong alcohol = Needs more time.
Yeasty = Needs more time.

(I think you need more time)

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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A Belgian dark strong ale and a Belgian dubbel. Been in bottles for month each

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
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A Belgian dark strong ale and a Belgian dubbel. Been in bottles for month each
Did you keep notes on the recipes you used, your gravity readings, or your length of fermentation?
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Yea I lost them in my moving I have some I'll have to find them here somewhere

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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Often a strong alcohol taste is just there because it's a higher alcohol beer, and if that is the case it will fade in time. But sometimes, a yeasty alcohol taste is present because fermentation was stressed- either too warm during fermentation or the yeast was underpitched by a lot. Those off-flavors may not fade much.

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #10
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Sounds like it needs a little longer to condition.

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