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Floody 05-03-2010 12:30 AM

Too much yeast
 
Hi all

I bottled an APA after two weeks in the primary (FG was in fact lower than expected) and I cracked open a bottle a week after bottling day just to check how it was developing .... all I get when I sip on it is the taste of yeast!! Also it is cloudy and the color is more like 14/15 SRM instead of 9 like in the original recipe.

Three days after brewing, I hadn't seen any activity in the fermenter and I thought that the yeast had been killed because I pitched into the wort before it cooled down. So I had pitched in a second packet of yeast.

Now as I think back, should I have left it in the primary for a longer period of time? I bottled because the FG reading was quite low!! Is there anything I can do now or will the yeasty taste go down after more time in the bottles?

Thanks

Floody

TheGeek 05-03-2010 12:35 AM

If you didn't refridgerate the bottle before opening, that could be one reason for the yeast not flocculating.

Revvy 05-03-2010 12:39 AM

Yes, you should have left it in primary a bit longer, but that's not really why it tastes yeasty right now. It is more a factor that you are opening the beer after only a week after bottling it. The yeast hasn't finished it's job and settled out yet. We really recommend leaving your beer alone for a minimum of three weeks @ 70 degrees, then chilling it down for at least 48 hours, preferably a week. It will give it plenty of time to carb and condition your beer, and to let the yeast settle out.

Read this- Of Patience and Bottle Conditioning. With emphasis on the word "patience." :D

Floody 05-03-2010 12:44 AM

I put it in the fridge for a couple of hours just so it would chill. I did notice quite a lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

Revvy 05-03-2010 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Floody (Post 2038921)
I put it in the fridge for a couple of hours just so it would chill. I did notice quite a lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

That's your issue....too soon and not long enough to chill...so chill out and have patience, you'll be rewarded. :mug:

Floody 05-03-2010 01:05 AM

Thanks for the reply Revvy. Will do as you suggest. :)


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