Originally Posted by TheHammer
Hello, my first post-
My first batch has been ageing (conditioning? not fluent with the lingo yet) in bottles for about 1.5 weeks now and Im itching to have one. A concerned I have is that when I bottled it, it smelled and tasted not very good. I read that many of you find it tastes good before its bottled and carbonated. Is this bad taste foreshadowing a bad final beer? It is an American Cream Ale from a kit. After this batch I am going to do another starter kit, but then I would like to get more advanced. I know of a few things I could do to better my procedure. I hope it taste decent!! -Thanks.
I have had a few that I thought were not going to be good, then after a few weeks in the bottle turned out ok. Since this was your first batch, Is the American Cream ale a beer that you have had before and like or just a kit you wanted to try? Just asking because I have friends who turn their nose up at a good bitter beer, or a beer with allot of hops. Could it be a beer that your just not fond of? They are used to the bud, and coors and all that. Mabe it taste bad to you, but may be someone elses treasure. I am sure its fine, but if its not lets talk about your steps and mabe we can find the reason why.