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Old 04-24-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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Yeah, I don't think I fermented too hot and I'm sure I cooled the wort down good but somehow my attempt at a cream of three crops ale came up tasting like bubble gum today when I was bottling. We'll have to see what it's like chilled and after a few weeks of conditioning but I'm worried.


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Old 04-24-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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It sounds like the fermentation got above 70 degrees, or else you used a Belgian yeast or something! That bubblegum taste is common in ales that got too warm during fermentation, and is also a trademark of some yeast strains. Hefeweizen yeast will get those notes, too, as well as Belgian strains.


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It fermented in my basement with average temps in the 60's so I don't see how it could have gotten that high. The only think I can possibly think of is that I had a harder fermentation (really got bubbling for a couple days) so maybe that kept the temps up. What ever it is I have 42 bottled up. I meant this for a party in about 3 weeks so we'll see what the flavors do.
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:55 AM   #4
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Don't worry it will probably be just fine.
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Don't worry too much, on my first batch I hated the way the wort tasted and worried the entire time. Now that's it's all done and over with I have an amazing tasting blood orange hefeweizen that has gotten props at two different parties now.
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maybe did you use bleach to sanitize? Ive heard that gives bubblegum flavors if it isnt rinsed thoroughly.
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I did sanitize with bleach but I rinsed really well.
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I had the exact same issue with the 3rd batch I made. The temperature of fermentation was high, and I got off flavors as a result. For a while we were thinking about calling it Dubble-bubble. After sitting for 4 months or so, the bubblegum flavors went away.


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