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Old 07-20-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
May 2006
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Hi all,

I've been lurking around here for awhile. great stuff. I have my first two batches going right now. My first was a red extract kit from my lhbs. I have a question about this red. I racked to a secondary a week and a half ago, and plan to bottle this weekend. When I racked, it tasted good and smelled good. I snuck a sample yesterday to take a reading. it smelled fine, but did have a slight bubbly, cider taste. The temp during primary was aroung 74, and during secondary and now is 68. There are tiny white bubbles on the surface. Is this the sign of a young beer, or is it a sign of having unfixable off-flavors? Thanks.

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Old 07-20-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Sounds green to me.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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yep. sounds green.
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Primary: Octoberfest
mini 1G Primary: nichts
Secondary #1: #97 Pale Ale
Secondary #2 nichts
Bottled/Conditioning: nichts

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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If you have some bubbles on the surface...might still be fermenting?
Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
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Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
But honey, how else am I going to get enough bottles for my next batch? *burp*...*fart*

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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but did have a slight bubbly, cider taste.
Cider taste is green beer. Carbonation is part of the fermenting process, it is probably either still fermenting some or just not done out gassing yet

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:51 PM   #6
May 2006
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thanks for the quick replies. i was hoping that was the case. just having some newbie jitters. cheers

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