I just put 5gal of heff in keg and added apricot extract. I sampled the heff before I added seemed to be what I expected good flavor a little fruity. After I added the apricot extract and added the co2 line and waited about 3 hours I poured a sample ....HORRIBLE.....has anyone added apricot extract or know if the taste will get better with some time my plan was for Dec 18 Xmas party.
Horrible how? Tasted like a dump truck of apricots landed in your mouth or did it have an off flavor? Also how much extract did you add and where/how was the extract obtained (home made with vodka or store bought...etc)?
Originally Posted by JohnnyO
I can only imagine that that is as close to the feeling of child birth that we'll actually come. Without the pain of shooting something the size of a watermelon out of our bottom.
Hahaha didn't quit taste like a dump truck but close. Like I said heff seemed to be normal after adding tasted bad almost like really green beer not apricot flavored really at all. Extract was purchased from on line store and liquid form I think was 5oz it did say for a 5gal batch. I added the extract then started filling the keg once full I hooked up to co2 shook the keg a little bled off and let it sit a few hours then poured it.
Over one month and BLAAAAHAHAA still taste like crap. So here goes my first dump At the end I have learned don't use extracts for flavor as I know this is what gave the beer a retchid taste. (It was apricot extract from midwest) not that it was their fault the service was great and that's what I purchased. Just letting people know not to use that exact extract. It taste of medicine not apricot's.
Good luck I hope yours turns out good.Mine has been in keg over a month and still as bad as the day I kegged it. I know it was the extract due to the fact that I sampled some straight from the racking tube and was good and resampled after I added the extract and carbed for a few hours and just rottin. The one thing that we did different is you put in secondary I put in keg.
It's not the amount it was the flavor tastes nothing like apricot. Smells like medicine and taste like it too. I would be ok with an overly apricot but this has NO apricot flavor at all just taste like crap.