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Old 03-30-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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My first all grain batch has been in bottle for about 7-8 weeks. It was really easy drinking at about 4 weeks. Now I opened two up last night and they had a very intense hops smell and flavor. Its not totally overbearing but just a lot stronger than it was 3 weeks ago. This was my first batch of any kind of home brew. Here is my recipe and hops schedule I did try a local craft brew plae ale and it is very similar just a bit less bite.



Ingredients:
6.0 lb American 2-row
1 lb Corn Flaked (Maize)
1 lb Barley Flaked
1. oz Sterling (7.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
0.5 oz Cascade (7.4%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1.0 lb Pale Ale Malt
1.0 ea Danstar 3767 Nottingham

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 F
Source Water: 60.0 F
Elevation: 0.0 m
00:03:00 Mash In
Liquor: 2.81 gal
Strike: 171.5 F
Target: 158.0 F
01:03:00 Sach Rest
Rest: 60.0 min
Final: 150.5 F
01:03:00 Sparge
First Running
Volume: 0.0 gal
Temperature: 168.0 F
Duration: 0.0 min
Sparge #2
Volume: 4.2 gal
Temperature: 170.0 F
Duration: 0.0 min
Total Runoff: 6.09 gal

Analysis:
Apparent
Original Extract: 12.19 P
Attenuation: 75.0%
Terminal Extract: 3.15 P
% Alcohol: 4.84% ABV
Real
12.19 P
60.2%
4.85 P
3.79% ABW
Weight
Alcohol: 13.63 g
Carbs: 17.06 g
Protein: 1.19 g
Calories
94.04 kcal
64.82 kcal
4.78 kcal
Total: 163.63 kcal

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:41 AM   #2
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skunking can only come from exposure to light (specifically UV, IIRC), so if it's been in the sun (or in green/clear bottles under artificial light), it could be skunked. I've never heard skunkiness described as intensely hoppy, though. It would smell exactly like roadkill skunk
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:41 AM   #3
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I'm not sure why you think your beer is skunked. Unless you stored your carboy in direct sunlight, or bottled in clear bottles which were kept in direct sunlight, I don't imagine whatever it is you're tasting is skunking.

From your description, the beer sounds like it tastes pretty good. I don't see what the problem is.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:42 AM   #4
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You need sunlight to skunk beer AFAIK. And if it gets skunked you'll know right away it's awful.
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