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Old 03-03-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
Feb 2009
London Ontario
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posted this before, didnt really get any definitive responses so maybe a fresh look will help.

wheat beer.
beer is now 2 weeks old, trying to decide whether to bottle or not.
gravity is stable. 1.012
smell and taste is aweful, like hotdogs!

infected or worth bottling.
i ask because ive read wheats are best young, so i cant see letting this sit for 3 months helping. and im gonna need those bottles for 2 batches i have in primary as of yesterday.


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Old 03-03-2009, 12:28 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #3
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I don't know what causes it but I know exactly what flavor you are talking about...Blue Moon is the only beer I have found that consistently features it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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time can cure a lot...but i doubt it is going to remove an awful hot dog taste and smell. i'd commit the sin and toss it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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maybe ill just bottle 6 and let em sit. its gonna hurt tossing all that 'beer' down the drain

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:03 AM   #6
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HOTDOG?? Now I have to worry about my beer tasting like HOTDOG??? AHHHH!!!

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:06 AM   #7
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My friends call hefeweizen "weiner beer" because it tastes like hot dogs.
I've never made one for this reason.
But I imagine there is something in the grains...
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:13 AM   #8
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I've drank a lot of Hefes and Wits (mostly Blue Moon) and never noticed a hot dog flavor. I know the BJCP guidelines mention a "ham" flavor that should not be present in a wit, so that may be what you're getting. I only eat beef hot dogs, so maybe that's why I dont make the association.

Anyways - I dont know what causes it either. Sorry.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:17 AM   #9
I like 'em shaved
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Well, Revvy is the resident infection guru. Maybe he will wander in and help you out. I have never heard of that personally.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:59 AM   #10
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