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Old 11-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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So I took a sample yesterday of my beer I brewed 3 weeks ago... I took about 6 oz to my brother to try and he said he thought it tasted a bit like wine... obviously the beer is not y et carbed and only 3 weeks old so I wonder if this "winey" taste is due to it being young or what. He said it was actually pretty good just had a slight taste to it.

It was an IRISH Carbomb stout recipe. And this was without any of the whisky/vanilla added to it.

I am off tomorrow so I plan on bottling tomorrow and letting sit for 3 weeks.

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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I would guess he was smelling isoamyl alcohol, it's a fusel alcohol that's common in beer. It's also common in wine and much easier to detect because it's usually at much higher levels than you'd find in beer. Just a guess though.

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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it was because it was not carbed and way too young.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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That's what I had told him about it being too young/not carbed. Just was hoping it wasn't an infection etc. Going to bottle tomorrow. And hope to brew another.

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Let him try one when it is done. Do not let him know it is the same beer though.
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On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)

 
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