Originally Posted by schwibbidy
I've been tasting my brew throughout the last week and a half and have to say that it still has a wine/cider/astringent taste to it.... I believe it's due to me steeping my grains at too high of heat. I read that it can release a lot of tannins and can really impact the flavor in a negative way.
That might be the cause, but I doubt it. Could you have fermented at too high a temperature and be tasting some higher alcohols?