My Winter Wit II (WWII)
has been bottled now for 3 weeks. I've been trying them each week to see how the flavor is progressing, drinking like a bottle a week. There's a sour note in the taste of the beer that's been developing into something stronger each week i think. It's nothing too nasty, but definately has a sourness to it.
What could be the cause of this problem?
I did boil the ginger, orange peels, and cloves for the majority of the boil, where some ppl put these ingredients in towards the end, but I used the same technique on the 1st batch (WWI), and it came out fantastic; sweeter and spicy.
Here are some of the differences in my brewing of the WWI vs WWII
- I used half the amount of cloves on this batch (1oz vs. 2 oz).
- Some late addition extract
- No lemon peels, only orange peels
The only thing I can come up with is that the orange peels I used were extremely tart. We've all had those oranges before; the bad
orange. That's kinda the flavor, but with beer.
Should I expect this beer to get sourer??? Any ideas on the cause of sourness???