Newest batch tastes cidery - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Newest batch tastes cidery

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
dgoldb1
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Baltimore, MD
Posts: 380
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I brewed a Leffe clone about 2 months ago and I kegged it 3 weeks ago. It tastes very cidery and thin and that hasn't changed since I've been tasting it. If I bottle the beer, is this something that may change over time? I hate to dump it but I don't want to put the time and energy into bottling if it's just going to stay the same. Has anyone had a cidery taste dissipate over time? Is this an infection?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 02:22 AM   #2
Nightshade
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 193 Times on 150 Posts


I had this happen recently and cost me 12bbls of beer

Turned out to be an infection caused by stuck grain in the cooling block, took a solid day to tear it down and clean it out by hand but it solved the issue.

Not saying yours is infection for sure, but it sounds exactly what happened to me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
lumpher
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
texas
Posts: 5,065
Liked 265 Times on 226 Posts


did you add sugar to it?
__________________
There is no "i" in denial.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #4
bottlebomber
 
bottlebomber's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Ukiah, CA
Posts: 14,342
Liked 2737 Times on 2112 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by lumpher
did you add sugar to it?
Why would that matter? Sugar does not make beer cidery, poor brewing practice makes beer cidery.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 02:51 AM   #5
dgoldb1
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Baltimore, MD
Posts: 380
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by lumpher
did you add sugar to it?
Yes. I added a pound of light brown sugar.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:03 AM   #6
lumpher
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
texas
Posts: 5,065
Liked 265 Times on 226 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bottlebomber View Post
Why would that matter? Sugar does not make beer cidery, poor brewing practice makes beer cidery.
wow.. really? a lot of sugar doesn't make beer taste cidery? so i'm wrong, along with charlie papazian, jamil zainasheff, john palmer...
__________________
There is no "i" in denial.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:08 AM   #7
Nightshade
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 193 Times on 150 Posts


In light of this I guess the next question is, did it taste correct coming out of or during fermentation?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #8
bottlebomber
 
bottlebomber's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Ukiah, CA
Posts: 14,342
Liked 2737 Times on 2112 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by lumpher

wow.. really? a lot of sugar doesn't make beer taste cidery? so i'm wrong, along with charlie papazian, jamil zainasheff, john palmer...
Yes, you're wrong. I am currently sipping on an IPA that is 16% ABV. Nearly half of its fermentables are from simple sugar, and it is not in the least bit cidery. Probably half of my beers have sugar in them, and the only occasion that I experienced that was when I forgot to oxygenate. So yes, they are wrong.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:13 AM   #9
BoomerSoonerBrewer
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Norman, Oklahoma
Posts: 86


I don't understand how raw brown sugar could make anything taste cidery if fully fermented. The sugars have been digested, broth!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 01:52 PM   #10
dgoldb1
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Baltimore, MD
Posts: 380
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightshade
In light of this I guess the next question is, did it taste correct coming out of or during fermentation?
It has tasted like this since I've been sampling it. Could it taste cidery if it wasn't fully fermented?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump