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Old 01-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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I just cracked the bottle on my first batch. brewed on 12-31 Its a fat tire clone that I left in the primary for 2 weeks. bottled on 1-14. At first I get a good flavor, but the aftertaste is off. A bit sour and musty. Its not terrible. Its just not right. Any thoughts jump out??

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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A lot of folks here leave in primary for 3 or more weeks and bottle condition for 2 or more. I'd say give it time to mellow and condition more. Try one in another week and see how it is.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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wait another couple weeks and try it again. a lot mellows with time.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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Sounds like the off flavor I got on my first brew. The longer it sat in the bottles- the worse the flavors got. It was a harsh ammonia like taste that went into my sinus. This was done last August. I'm pretty sure it was due to fermenting at high temp. I still have a few left- I think I'll try one tonight.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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'fermenting at high temp'

Whats a high temp-??

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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At two weeks it's likely just too early to drink. I've found that at 5 weeks, my beers are very good and at 8 weeks they're awesome. Just give it some more time.
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I mean 5 and 8 weeks in the bottle. ^
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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grrrr....want.....beer......NOW!!

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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'fermenting at high temp'

Whats a high temp-??
Pitched at mid 70's and fermented in the 70's.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #10
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Pitched at mid 70's and fermented in the 70's.
Or even at 70 degrees, for some yeast strains.

"Musty" sounds like oxidation.
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