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Old 10-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #11
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Worse if it took longer. It doesn't sound like this is a situation where you'd get a strong alcohol flavor, so it's strange.
Well, will see how it is after another week. If still same issue than I must have inaccurately measured temp of wort in some manner

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #12
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Let the beer age, that is most likely the issue. Was this an AG batch? On some of my lighter beers I will get an HOT taste if I mash at a too low of a temperature. Just a thought.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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Let the beer age, that is most likely the issue. Was this an AG batch? On some of my lighter beers I will get an HOT taste if I mash at a too low of a temperature. Just a thought.
Nope. Extract.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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If it stays the same, my thinking is I did not utilize my swamp cooler correctly.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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Word. Prob will let it set til week 3. Should I leave temp @ 64-66 ?
I'd let it rise up to room temp to finish out. Cheers!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #16
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I am in the same boat. My Pale ales have been getting slight off flavors and my belgian is smelling like alcohol with some of the traditional esters/phenols in the background.

Good luck

 
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #17
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Sounds like you produced some fusels, produced generally from to hot of a fermentation. You can age these out over time, I use the lazy mans approach and try to hide them by oaking.

 
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #18
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What type of water did you use? does it smell like plastic/bandaids?

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #19
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What type of water did you use? does it smell like plastic/bandaids?
Not the issue

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #20
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After trial and error, I believe my wort temp did get too high at some point. When water in.swamp cooler was 59-60 degrees the wort was 65-66 degrees... I think one day while I was at work swamp cooler water got up to 65-68 degrees meaning wort easily would have been 71-74 degrees...

I assume this is reason for alcohol taste to beer. After 6 more days in primary it died down a bit , but not enough to matter. 2 weeks in primary... Should I even bother waiting another week?; or just dump

 
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