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Old 09-25-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default Tried recipe with pilsen malt and 60L, has an acidic taste....any ideas why??

Recipe had Pilsen DME, 60L, Saaz hops, fermented with US-05 at 70degrees. This stuff tastes like I added lemon juice...not a ton, just a bit. Overtly acidic fkavor for a beer though. Any ideas where this came from? For the record, my sanitation is solid.



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Old 09-25-2011, 01:53 AM   #2
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What makes you sure you fermented at 70?



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Old 09-25-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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My experience brewing ales with Saaz hops and pilsner malts has been that it does impart a bit of an acidic twang to it in addition to the peppery element. It could be partly that the DME might have been a bit aged. pH of the water might have a part to play. I cant be sure without knowing more specifics. I do think it will age out though. I kept a Saaz hopped saison in the keg for several months before the acidic element rounded off. But I added gypsum to the boil on a recommendation from the recipe provider. That could have played a part. But it did go away with time.

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Was this all grain? What was your mash temp?

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Sure of the temp as I keep a thermometer strip on the primary. Jumps up maybe 1.5degrees when aggressively fermenting, which I always find interesting. It was a partial mash, mashed at 149-151 range. Funny how often the answer is to wait longer then drink another one. Maybe it is a product of the hops as was mentioned. I have maybe 25 gallons of beer under my belt (historically a wine guy) and I'm amazed how many variables there are in beer making. Such a consuming hobby!

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IDK. I went through a 55lb sack of pils brewing this spring and never had any beer taste acidic. Never got that from saaz either.

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Did you squeeze lemon juice in it per chance?

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