sour taste in experimental Pumpkin/apple/maple - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > sour taste in experimental Pumpkin/apple/maple

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
RowleseyCraftFoods
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I brewed a pretty experimental batch of beer for the first time involving pumpkins, apples, and maple syrup. after about 2 weeks of fermentation it is tasting pretty sour. Is it possible that the sour taste might go away with time? if not might i salvage it somehow?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
RowleseyCraftFoods
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Cmon Dudes. Basically im wondering if sourness is common in apple beverages like perhaps ciders? If so, does it mellow with time? If not might I think about sweetening it with honey or something? I have seen this done with meads after fermentation is complete.
help a brewer out.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
CadillacAndy
 
CadillacAndy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,082
Liked 113 Times on 94 Posts


The only time I get sour flavors is when there has been a contamination - lacto mainly. Is there a white skin on top that looks like a spider web?
__________________
Looking for a way to give and receive beer feedback using online BJCP score sheets?
Check out - http://onlinebeerscores.com/ and my blog at http://onlinebeerscores.com/blog

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
RowleseyCraftFoods
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Nope. Nothing looks unusual about the beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #5
RowleseyCraftFoods
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


you seem like apple people. how do apple beverages change over time? maybe its not entirely sour as much as it is just not tasting as amazing as id hoped.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #6
CadillacAndy
 
CadillacAndy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,082
Liked 113 Times on 94 Posts


Anything with a lot of simple sugar (apple juice) always tastes hot/boozy until its had ample time to age. The time depends on how much alcohol is present. What yeast did you use and what was the fermentation temp?
__________________
Looking for a way to give and receive beer feedback using online BJCP score sheets?
Check out - http://onlinebeerscores.com/ and my blog at http://onlinebeerscores.com/blog

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
RowleseyCraftFoods
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


california common ale yeast. ambient room temperatures anywhere from 60 to 75. The hot boozy taste makes sense. I wasn't too diligent about gravity readings, but i don't imagine the ABV is above 5%. Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
CadillacAndy
 
CadillacAndy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,082
Liked 113 Times on 94 Posts


What was your recipe? Any idea of the starting gravity? I can plug some stuff in to Beersmith to get a ballpark for you if you didn't take a starting gravity.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #9
RowleseyCraftFoods
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


OG was 1043 but i don't think it was properly stirred or cooled, so it was likely higher. gravity when racking to secondary was 1010.
recipe was a little complicated but basically 2 pounds 2 row. 3 pounds DME. 500 millilitres maple syrup. 1 litter of apple juice. 6 pounds of pumpkin and 1 pound of apples.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 02:06 AM   #10
JOE_R
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA
Posts: 22
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I brewed a pumpkin ale and put 3# in the boil and 3# in primary. There was a VERY mild sour taste that complimented the hops well. I think that placing the pumpkin in the primary will give this mild sour taste. The apples and maple syrup.... well someone else can answer that. Below is the post where it was discussed.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/pump...ml#post4456285

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beginner Partial Mash Maple Pumpkin Ale Recipe nlapham21 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-13-2012 01:44 AM
Sour taste Bock Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-20-2011 12:55 PM
Holiday Spiced Apple or Pumpkin Ale Suggestions permo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 09-19-2009 04:10 AM
Pumpkin Maple Porter for a Newb Recusit8m Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-30-2009 02:02 AM
sour taste JoshuaWhite5522 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-02-2009 03:58 PM


Forum Jump