I brewed a Midwest Autumn Ale kit, All went pretty good till I got stuck at 1.02 for several days. I pitched Muntons dry. I pitched a pack of coopers after about 10 days and fermentation started back up and I got it down to about 1.012 and bottled on day 17. Now, 2.5 weeks after bottling, (room temp 65-70) I've cooled a 12 pk and have a fairly strong clove's like taste. really kind of nasty. One other thing, early in the fermentation, the room temp went too warm (high 70's so the temp inside the fermenter probably went into low 80's for a couple days before I got it under control) I cleaned and sanitized everything pretty good so I don't think it would be an infection but i'm not sure. 2 funny things. 1. I tasted the beer when I took the FG reading and didn't notice this off flavor. 2. After a poured beer sit's a while, a lot (but not all) of the off flavor goes away. Any idea's? Thanks!!!
Having trouble remembering life before homebrewing.