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Old 05-10-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Dunkelwizen off flavor

Now let me start off saying i used dry yeast so I know I won't get all those banana and clove flavors but brew taste like soy sauce a little bit. Primary for two weeks secondary for two weeks and bottle now for about two weeks. I am hoping the flavor will subside but I'm not sure what went wrong the
Temp wasn't to high it was about 60-65 most of the time. Some one mentioned autosylis but it wasn't on the patty long enough....help - it was the brewers best dunkelwizen kit


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Old 05-10-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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Soy sauce with a bit of Gravy kinda salty


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Old 05-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Soy sauce with a bit of Gravy kinda salty
Are you sure it was a Dunkelweizen and not their Beef Pot Roast extract kit?

Specifically what was the yeast?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Autolysis is something people fear but rarely actually happens in beer. Mirmite, burnt rubber, and soy sauce are all flavors associated with autolysis, so it may have happened to you.

What happens is the yeast aren't able to build thick, strong cell walls. So when they die, instead of just settling to the bottom of the fermentor, they rupture.

Insufficient oxygen, insufficient nutrients, and temperature extremes can all contribute to it.
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I thought I got enough air in it and kept the temps reasonable , and only a month in fermentation got me autosylis that's seems awful fast
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #6
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http://maltingandbrewing.com/top-10-...autolysis.html

You said it was a kit. Was it an extract kit? If so, my first guess would be insufficient FAN.
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"Soy sauce" sounds liked aged canned LME. Maybe your kit was older, or the LME in the can was not treated well and was oxidized?
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I'm not sure what caused it . I thought is tasted good when I was bottling the beer & I thought I practiced good sanitation and control of temp during fermentation but it beats me maybe Ina few weeks it will be drinkable
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After 4 weeks in bottle it's starting to lose a little of that soy sauce flavor. it's a little high on the carbonation as of now .I want o put it in the fridge to stop more carbonation but will that stop the aging process that might help rid those off flavors ??
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Do NOT put it in the fridge.

Chill a bottle a week until it tastes good.


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