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Old 06-17-2009, 04:33 AM   #1
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So I brewed a APA and this thing is really bitter. Its in the keg right now and I am wondering should I just leave it alone for a couple of weeks and it should mellow out. The Beer taste fine until you are hit with a yeast flavor. Could this be because I stood my keg up, its was laying flat.


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Old 06-17-2009, 04:45 AM   #2
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You don't want to move the keg around and then draw off some beer because you have stirred up the yeast residue in the keg. Let it settle for a couple of days or so and it should clear up.


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Old 06-17-2009, 04:46 AM   #3
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As far as the yeast taste--I had the same thing happen with my Irish Red ale (first time kegging), the yeast taste went away after the first few pints.

The bitterness should mellow out a little with age.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:04 AM   #4
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If it hasnt been in the keg too long I would let it just sit. I can really taste a difference in my kegged beer day to day after I have kegged it. certain hops also seem to be more bitter off the start and mellow out nicely.
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Well I let it sit straight for a day and it is getting better. I hope with age it taste even better.

thanks for all the help.
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Age will make a huge difference. I usually wait two months from brew date to begin drinking my babies. Then again, I bottle condition. But age will help with your situation too.


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