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Old 11-21-2012, 02:14 AM   #21
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I hear you. I wish I had some people in the area to taste it for me (or develop a way to send taste across the interwebz, lol) to help troubleshoot. It just seems odd to me (being fairly new yet) that the young flavor would be so obvious after 4 or so weeks in bottle.
Most people advise 3 weeks for carbonation to complete. Personally, I have found my beers don't start getting really good until 4 weeks after bottling. Since you are 4 weeks in, you should be reaching the end of the "green" phase. If that flavor persists for another week, then you may have an issue that requires attention. Most homebrew flaws are corrected with fresh ingredients, clean high quality water, and temperature control. Pay attention to these items and I suspect you will find your beer quality improves significantly.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:20 AM   #22
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Looks good to me. Brewer's Best Summer Ale has been by far my favorite brew that I have made. I brewed 2 BB batches and switched to all-grain and my 2nd AG was a Summer Ale.

GL with it.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:36 AM   #23
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Thats an interesting point ogri as I wasn't aware wheat carried any tart flavor with it. Good to know. What if, say, the wheat wasn't boiled more than say, 10 minutes?
Actually, it might not be the wheat that is the culprit, may be the spices that contribute the slight tartness, but I just associated witbiers and weissenbiers with a sort of tangy refreshing taste..

I'd have thought that carefully boiling wheat LME for less than 10 minutes, I'd tend to go for addition at flameout anyway, is always going to be a positive factor for flavour.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #24
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On the last of this batch, have about 14 left that will likely be consumed this weekend. I can still certainly taste the off flavor, but once chilled it's far less noticeable. I wondered last night while drinking it if the flavor could be related to the hops used. Or perhaps the spice pack. The brewers best description: "Pleasant citrus notes come from the bitter orange
and lemon peel. Fermented with premium Safale US-05 dry yeast, this beer finishes clean with lingering flavors of citrus and spice. Crisp and refreshing"

The lingering flavor is what I'm not caring for so much. Maybe it's just "working as intended", although I sorta hope not, lol.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #25
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Just thought I'd share that this beer is pretty much gone. I think I have one left. Had a buddy visiting for a couple days and he was really digging it. I also took one down to the LHBS and had the guys there taste it and they both approved. The only critique they had was that it was low on carbonation, which I agreed w/ them about. I probably wont do this exact kit again but I may play with the style in the future (closer to summer).

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