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Old 09-17-2009, 04:38 AM   #11
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What was the OG?


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Old 09-17-2009, 04:40 AM   #12
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What does it taste like?

don't dump it. bottle it or keg it or whatever you do, then forget about it. Try it again in a few months.


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Old 09-17-2009, 04:49 AM   #13
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It taste like sour mustard. The exact same taste as the first time I brewed with this grain. It's a trip because I've never had this happen before. So, I'm going to brew with the grain from the LHBS and be happy. Believe me, I'm not going to bottle it or keg it. Second time shame on me...
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:50 AM   #14
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The O.G. was 1.060...
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:56 AM   #15
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The O.G. was 1.060...
Hmmm... it converted, thats for sure. I am having a hard time seeing what grain can do to become "bad"? I am very curious about this. I am calling the maltster tomorrow! I'll get back to you on this.
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hmm. I have never heard of a sour mustard flavor. I am not even sure what I would equate that too as far as flaws that I do know.

If your thing is to go organic, you should look up 7 bridges cooperative. They are my LHBS, but do a bit of online as well. They are strictly organic. Not my personal cup of tea, but if that is what you want to do they are definitely worth looking up.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:01 AM   #17
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What the heck does sour mustard taste like? That description boggles my mind.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:06 AM   #18
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It should taste bad when dry as well I would think. I don't suppose that you have some still around to try.
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O.K. how about just sour. Sour and dry, real dry. Chalky. I mashed at 152 average so I don't think it should be too dry. The taste is tart I guess. And by the way, it was bought from 7 bridges co-op in June. Organic...
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:20 AM   #20
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Are you sure it's the grain? Have you brewed with other grains between these batches that have come out OK?


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