thax everyone for the suggestions.
Since, I have written so much that I've tried to organize it.
maybe I should have it tasted by someone as suggested. Thax homebrewer99. maybe I get to try some good beers while they try to find out whats wrong with my beer.
any Anchorage Alaska Homebrewers out there?
I'm not sure Ó Flannagáin. I have just followed recipies. except for the bad aftertaste, I would say that its hoppy as any other ale.
I gave my first batch 1week in primary, 1week in secondary about 2 weeks in bottle. Had to spit it out.
R.I.P *flushed it down the sink*
* I would like everyone to take a moment of silence. "sniff so young and full
of potential. sniff*
Second batch, I've kept in bottle for little over two week now. I've been opening one by one every few days. Its not as bad as first but same taste is still there.
I'm on my third batch. because of problems I've had, left in primary fermentation for 2 weeks. Looks much cleaner than previous batches. Planned on leaving on secondary for 1 more week.
I was suspecting that either there is problem with my water or my wort boiling timing was off.
If I am correct, I boil water till 180 degrees then cut heat. steep for 30 minutes.
restart heat untill reachs 180 then 1 hour wort boiling timer starts?
with in first 7minutes I work in my malt and bittering hops. last 15minutes I toss in my flavoring hop.
I've followed link by Liquidicem and sounds like this is close to what I'm experiencing. Its kinda like sucking down on a tea bag. except for the powdery thing.
Astringency differs from bitterness by having a puckering quality, like sucking on a tea bag. It is dry, kind of powdery and is often the result of steeping grains too long or when the pH of the mash exceeds the range of 5.2 - 5.6. Oversparging the mash or using water that is too hot are common causes for exceeding the mash pH range. It can also be caused by over-hopping during either the bittering or finishing stages.
according to the article I could be excedeing ph range of 5.2-5.6 Do I check it by using PH tape?