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Old 03-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Well I tasted my first batch a couple weeks ago and it was good. Waiting a couple more weeks, last night I took some over my friends house, and they tasted like carbonated water. There was a little flavor, but there was not much after taste. I did a Brewers Best Red Ale kit, and followed the instructions. Filled to the 5 gallon mark. How could it be watered down? Is it maybe infection that made it taste like this? Help me to explain.

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P.S. The color is amazing, and the head is about an inch. It looks great, but taste flavorless.

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actually after a second look, it is kind of light in color.

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more often than not, your issue with lack of flavor would be that you didn't steep your grain long enough...especially with a BB kit. Some of them that I've done don't call for a steep at all...just bring to temp and remove.

The other possibility is that if you are a recovering BMC drinker...it's going to take a while to get the thought out of your head that beer should taste like bitter pizzle and fizz.

Get going on your next batch, and steep the grains a bit...say...20 minutes at 155 degrees.

Welcome to the insanity.

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