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Old 06-30-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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I am new to brewing and have tried two kits from brewers best. I have brewed the English brown ale and the smoked porter and both were coming along great. They taste fine but have a horrible after taste and strong off smell. All of my bottles have tons of sediment. Any suggestions or does any body know what I am doing wrong. I hope to figure out what I'm doing wrong because I just pitched yeast into a batch of imperial blonde ale yesterday.

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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What kind of off taste? What you fermenting at? what's the recipe

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #3
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Any chance you were fermenting in direct sunlight? You could have skunked the beer. Not sure what you mean by "off taste"

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #4
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This happened to a batch of an American light I made last summer. I made it side by side with a red ale. Fermented in the same dark closet, same temps, bottled same day. The red ale was awesome while the light beer had a slinky taste.
I gave them to my buddy who said the first 6 pack was tough to drink, but a week later when he ran out he called me up wanting me to make it again lol

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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Time will likely fix your problems. You may have bottled a little early if you have excessive sediment. Nurse the blonde for a while (maybe start another batch) and try to forget about the bottles for a bit.

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #6
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I can't really explain the taste or smell it just hit after you take a drink. At first it tastes fine but then you get this over powering taste. It's actually been around six months since bottling and it's still there. I have been trying them every once in a while to see but they haven't improved. I didn't have them in direct sunlight.

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:38 AM   #7
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I think you will need to provide some additional details of your process and the off taste. Temperature and water can be factors that time can't fix. Give some more info and keep brewing. You will find the answer. You ARE in the right place.

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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what water did you use?

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #9
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What sanitizer you using?

 
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #10
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I have used tap water on one batch because my water tastes fine and doesn't have any flavors from water treatment and is clear. I have also used water from a machine that filters and cleans the water with reverse osmosis or something along those lines. I have used the sanitizer in the white jar that's no rinse and I have used the lil bottle of iodine that I purchased at my brew shop. I never really had a stable temp before on my previous batches but this time I do so hopefully that will fix my issues

 
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