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Old 03-13-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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Jan 2007
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ok... so like so many others I am also new at brewing! and I have a question about being able to taste and more so smell the spec. grains used why brewing? I mean.. I was drinking one of the first few bottles of my shakespear stout clone and I could smell the special grains that I steeped with.. I also had this smell/taste with my nut brown!

Is this a sign of "green Beer" ?


I assume (if I would let it) that this would blend better with more time!
primary = Nomadic Caribou Stout, 10 gallons Extra Pale Ale

1 gal. Primary = 2 gallons of Blueberry wine with a hint of honey

kegged = Three Hearted IPA

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Old 03-13-2007, 02:13 AM   #2
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Jan 2007
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Any good chef can taste the specific ingredients, spices and herbs. Just knowing that something is present makes you more aware of its presence.

That said, a green beer does seem to present more "separate" flavors. Give the beer a couple days and taste. Couple more and taste again. Couple more and drink away.

I mean c'mon...we gotta get to it eventually.

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