Metallic taste? AHBS "buget stout" bottled 3 weeks. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Metallic taste? AHBS "buget stout" bottled 3 weeks.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
Jnco_hippie
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 109
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts



Ok....
Ordered a kit from Austin homebrew supply about 6 weeks ago. Mini mash. 9 days in primary, 9 days in secondary, three weeks in bottles naturally carbonating.

Here's how it went down:
Used tap water. Tested at 7.8 on ph.
Used a ceramic coated pot for mashing, no cracks on enamel.
Mashed a little hot, I think. But was following the kit instructions exactly (no temps listed)
Wort tasted fine.
Tasted thin, but ok out of primary headed into secondary.
Very little oxygen exposure.
Bottled, set in kitchen cabinet for 3 weeks.
Tasted two today, after 26 hours in refrigerator.

Tast what I think I would describe as metallic. Could be a solvent flavor, but I think it is best described as metal.

What is this? Can it be fixed?
Will months or a year in bottle fix it?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
cpesko
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Denver, Colorado
Posts: 145
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


What kind of yeast?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
wan2ride
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Apex, NC
Posts: 65
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts


Is your tap water chlorinated? If so it could be chlorophenols.

Or it could just need some more conditioning. I get a metallic/soy flavor out of a lot of stouts if they're too fresh.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
Jnco_hippie
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 109
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by cpesko View Post
What kind of yeast?
WLP002 ENGLISH ALE, by White Labs.

I think maybe our water is chlorinated? not completly sure. it's public water supply in Amarillo Texas.

If it is chlorinated, will it age out, or is it a permanent flavor?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
Austinhomebrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Posts: 3,588
Liked 121 Times on 100 Posts


From the information you have supply on the post i would guess that the cause has something to do with your water profile and its reaction to the roasted grains. However I would advise that you give us a call so that we can troubleshoot the issue and assist you in fixing or avoiding the problem in future batches.

Feel free to call us with any issues. We have a full time staff ready to troubleshoot any issues that you have.

512-300-2739
[email protected]
Thank you for choosing Austin Homebrew Supply.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
pdxal
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Portland, OR
Posts: 1,634
Liked 181 Times on 167 Posts


Now that's customer service! Go AHBS!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
lowtones84
 
lowtones84's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Montclair, New Jersey
Posts: 1,936
Liked 247 Times on 196 Posts


That is pretty awesome customer service, hehe. I get a slight metallic taste out of a lot of stouts and porters these days. One time I noticed it in my own because I am always critical of my own work, then I started tasting it in a lot of others...bummer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 02:16 AM   #8
Jnco_hippie
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 109
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts


So, assuming it is my water, what do I need to do?

As for all the 200 bottles I already have going (not all bottled as of yet) what can I do?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 02:39 AM   #9
IffyG
 
IffyG's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Nashville
Posts: 1,393
Liked 62 Times on 51 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jnco_hippie View Post
So, assuming it is my water, what do I need to do?

As for all the 200 bottles I already have going (not all bottled as of yet) what can I do?
You'll need to get a water report and then decide what adjustments need to be made (or potentially start with RO water and build your own). As far as the bottles you have going, you need to wait it out and see what happens. What's done is done. Best you can hope for is those recipes didn't interact poorly with your water chemistry and fix it for future batches.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #10
Jnco_hippie
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 109
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts


Our water report
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	37.6 KB
ID:	90874  

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"American" or "Imperial" Oatmeal Stout Recipe: Critiques please! cladinshadows Recipes/Ingredients 5 11-23-2015 11:14 PM
Still plagued by "THT"... "The Homebrew Taste" Stein Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 31 09-21-2012 08:58 PM
5 weeks in the primary, still has a "green apple" smell RIT_Warrior Fermentation & Yeast 4 04-26-2011 12:06 AM
"Green" yeasty flavors/odors after 3 weeks in bottles? BrewBalls Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-05-2009 10:01 PM
Anyone tried "swamp cooler" method to stabilize temp for first weeks of bottling? Tripod Bottling/Kegging 8 10-29-2008 02:34 AM


Forum Jump