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Old 03-12-2007, 01:06 AM   #1
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Today I did the transfer from the secondary to bottles. I tasted the beer and there is a strong alcohol taste. By the way my starting gravity was around 1.06 and the final was 1.016.

Do you think that the taste will dissapear trough the bottling phase?

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:46 AM   #2
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most likely yes it will.. was honey or some form of cane sugar used? Honey has a tendency to really roll on the alcohol taste until the beer has had a chance to age for a while.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:04 AM   #3
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I experienced the same thing with my porter. I left it in primary for 11 days, and secondary for 12. When I bottled, it had an obvious alcohol taste. Two weeks later the alcohol was still apparant. It's two months later and the brew has mellowed significantly.
Primary - none
Secondary - none
Bottled - APA, robust porter, hefeweizen
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