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Old 09-24-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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i brewed an extract english pale ale about 6 weeks ago. i just started drinking it this past week and there is a strong grassy taste. anyone had this problem before? im going to let it relax in the bottle for a while but as of now it is not at all drinkable

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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what kind of hops did you use?

any idea how old your extract was?

Both hops and/or old poorly stored extract can lead to grassy flavors

from Palmer:

"Grassy
Flavors reminiscent of chlorophyll and fresh cut grass occasionally occur and are most often linked to poorly stored ingredients. Poorly stored malt can pick up moisture and develop musty smells. Aldehydes can form in old malt and can contribute green grass flavors. Hops are another source of these green flavors. If the hops are poorly stored or not properly dried prior to storage, the chlorophyll compounds will become evident in the beer."

 
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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thanks for that AZ. is there any point to letting them age to see if it gets better or is it a lost cause?

 
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