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Old 04-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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i had ny first try at brewing beer and made an amerucan pale ale. i fermented it for seven days with initial gravity ready of 1.034. i then put it into a carboy and carbonated it for 3 days and placed it into bottles however the beer is very cloud and is really bitter, so im not sure if its bad or not. i had chilled one beer from the batch to get a sample of the taste. the beer was lackibg carbonation so i shook it up in the bottle and when i opened the bottle the head stayed there as if it was alive, i dunno but it defenatly was not as taste as my sam adams loger. it tasted more like **** to me.

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:44 AM   #2
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Hmm. i feel drunk even trying to read this but. you did secondary 3 days then bottled?correct? It wont taste great until it carbs up and conditons for about 3 weeks. Shaking the bottle is a bad idea.It has yeast that settles and you want to leave that it and pour to a glass.there is nothing you can do about yeast being on the bottem unless you keg.Its called bottle conditioning and the yeast do its job and settle on the bottem.

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
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How do you know what **** tastes like?


 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:46 AM   #4
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Best thread title ever! Bravo!
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:46 AM   #5
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Hmm. i feel drunk even trying to read this but. you did secondary 3 days then bottled?correct?
yes i did

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:48 AM   #6
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Hmm. i feel drunk even trying to read this but. you did primary 3 days then bottled?correct?
yes i did, not sure how to tell if its contaminated or just not done fermentung yet

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:49 AM   #7
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yes i did, not sure how to tell if its contaminated or just not done fermentung yet
ohh, well that makes sense then, thank you, hopefully your right

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #8
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So as for right now this is an "ass to mouth" beer?

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:52 AM   #9
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You just quoted yourself. Awesome.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:55 AM   #10
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did you use a recipe or a kit or something? 1.034 seems low for an original gravity on an american pale ale. but that's fine.

you need to ferment your beers longer than 3 days. usually, 10 days is a minimum for low gravity beers before you even think about bottling.

it's not at all surprising that it tastes like **** right now. it didn't have a routine fermentation, it hasn't been bottled for more than a few days, you force chilled it and you shook it up for some reason? that won't carbonate it more, the yeast have to consume sugar to make co2 and carbonate the beer, so, as mentioned previously, you'll need at least 3 weeks at room temp with the beer before you will want to evaluate the taste again.
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