Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > how to fix it question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
Matteo57
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Corona, ca
Posts: 753
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default how to fix it question

So I brewed a big winter warmer 1.096 OG to 1.024 FG, and I went to taste it and it has a decent amount of fruit characteristics, pretty sweet tasting and I don't taste any spices that went into it (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger).
I thought I had watched my temps (I have it in a controlled setting) but maybe it got too high at one point? From my perspective I let it go at 66 for 2 days, 68-69 for a week then up to 70-71 for the last 2.5 weeks. Anyways, to help it so it is a bit more drinkable and not so cloying, I was wondering if throwing some oak chips into it for a week or so would help it? I'm guessing American as it's a bit harsher than French? I would do cubes but I'm running out of time since it was originally for Christmas. If it tastes like crap and i can't turn it around i guess they don't get this batch and they will settle for the other batch that turned out fantastic!
Anyways, any suggestions would help! Thanks!


Matteo57 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 04:32 AM   #2
BattleGoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 204
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

In general, bigger brews will benefit from age. I'd let it sit and condition for at least a few weeks, then see where it's at.


BattleGoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
BrewerBear
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: !, !
Posts: 1,259
Liked 78 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 46

Default

Like BattleGoat says time will help it,by that same token even if you bottled it today that big of a beer may not be carbed up by Christmas anyway(not an issue if you keg though).I would resist the temptation to fix it at this point as it may not be broken,its just not where you want it to be.I would suggest as you put it settle for the other beer that turned out fantastic(that is my kind of settling ah man I have to drink this fantastic beer).
BrewerBear is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
william_shakes_beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,259
Liked 170 Times on 136 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BattleGoat View Post
In general, bigger brews will benefit from age. I'd let it sit and condition for at least a few weeks, then see where it's at.
Are you telling him to settle his brain for a long winter's nap?
william_shakes_beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,597
Liked 2908 Times on 2516 Posts
Likes Given: 2052

Default

A big beer like that usually does take longer to carb & condition. Those are usually aged for a few months.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
SoonerDoc
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SoonerDoc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 404
Liked 17 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 61

Default

I made a beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger that took 7 months before everything blended and it tasted good. It might just take a little time.
SoonerDoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
Matteo57
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Corona, ca
Posts: 753
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Well I have a beer gun so the carbing/bottling isn't a time issue really...
Is a flavor of a young beer the sweet almost cloying fruit flavor I am describing? Or is that a fermenting too hot off flavor? Usually speaking at least.
Thanks for comments and suggestions so far!
Matteo57 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #8
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,597
Liked 2908 Times on 2516 Posts
Likes Given: 2052

Default

Seeing as how it went from 1.096 down to 1.024,it seems a lot like a barley wine. So it'll seem that way till it ages for a while. But still a bit sweet full bodied. Burton ales were known for this.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #9
frazier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,835
Liked 138 Times on 120 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Are you saying it's already carbed? Or is it still pre-carb at this point?

The carbonation should help bring out the flavors, because the CO2 will help carry the aromatics to your nose as you drink it.

Also, time is your friend. But if you really want an informed opinion, you'll have to send me a sample to evaluate. A 6-pack ought to do it.

Cheers!
__________________
~
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West
frazier is offline
Erich8 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 03:37 AM   #10
Matteo57
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Corona, ca
Posts: 753
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default

It is not carved yet. It is carbonating in the keg currently.
So so it is just for fam I will probably bottle what I was going to for their presents and tell them to hold onto them for a couple months which they have all done before hand with a beer I have given them.
Still contemplating oaking half the batch but haven't decided yet.


Matteo57 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
European bottle capping question + yeast starter question Rev2010 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 12-01-2013 04:37 AM
Stock pot question and general nrmew brewer question Charliehart1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 04-19-2011 03:33 PM
Idopher question and basic yeast washing question msa8967 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 02-12-2011 05:21 PM
Quick temprate question, and promary/secondary question. Cazamodo Fermentation & Yeast 4 10-23-2010 08:52 PM
Making Chocolate Oatmeal stout. OG question and smack pack starter Question. britishbloke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-23-2007 06:01 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS