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Old 05-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Brewed a BIAB Pale Ale 12 days ago. Opened up the fermenter today, thinking MAYBE I can bottle it. took a sample, the Reading was 1.020(OG was 1.052). Ok its not done yet, but tasted the sample and it tasted like apples, had a strong alcohol aroma too, burnt my nose.
3.25 gallon Recipe is:
6lbs 2 row
.75 60L
.25 Victory
.25 munich 10L
.5oz Horizon 60 min
.5 Cascade 15 min
.5 Willamette FO
1 pkg US-05(maybe too much yeast for the volume?)

Will the apple flavor go away? and will the gravity go down any?
Was thinking about leaving it sit and checking it in 7 days.

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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Give it time. Hardest part of your first batch (and all batches) is time. Alcohol and apple flavor will mellow with time. Go have a few commercial brews for "research"
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like your initial ferment temp was too high. That can cause it. Give it a couple of days for the yeast to clean it up some. Being in bottles for 3-4 weeks will help to,as long as the apple flavor wasn't too strong.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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You might want to look at some of the "off-flavors" of beer in the on-line How to Brew guide. As Union said, give it some time and it "should" mellow out.

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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I think time will do. I did cool wort to about 65 degrees at pitch. kept in basement, which is in the mid 60's ambient temp.

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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Sounds like me, but just months ago. Man, I have a ways to go.

 
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