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Old 01-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
Nov 2012
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I've brewed 2 beers(stout,porter). Only used a plastic primary both times. Sanitized thoroughly and I taste a bitter, almost sour after taste in both. I can taste the difference in the beers themselves but they both have the same bitter aftertaste. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Need complete details of your process from beginning to end. Plastic fermenters don't contribute off flavors.

EDIT: Let me clarify, properly cleaned and sanitized plastic fermenters don't contribute off flavors. It's probably coming from some other aspect of your process.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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The main questions I have are:
- All-grain or extract?
- What water did you use? How was it prepared?
- How much yeast was pitched?
- At what temperature was the beer fermented (ambient or beer temperature?)
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