Guy's Please HELPPPPPPPP!!
I'm still striving for greatness, but struggling.... I have made some really good AG beers in the past (9 to date), and everyone that has tasted them has always come back for more, and more, and more
, but I would never enter them in a home brew contest because to the trained pallet
I brewed a Sierra Clone which I thought was going to be perfect, I poured the batch on top of an old yeast cake and it fermented out like a son of a gun... 1.062 Starting gravity 1.009 Ending, the yeast cake did it's job and I couldn't be happier..
I opened my first bottle last night and was happy with the taste and aroma, but it had a distinct alcohol taste... Nothing horrible, but definitely detectable... I realize this is close to a 7% beer, but have had others this strong in the past and never noticed this flavor...
Could this be an Oxygenation problem, or something else?? I have since bought an oxygenation kit and used it on my last batch which is in the fermenter now.... Any suggestons would be greatly appreciated...