Why does my brew taste like hot alcohol? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Why does my brew taste like hot alcohol?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
geim32
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Hammonton, New Jersey
Posts: 160
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts



I've made several batches of beer now but this is the first to taste like this. It was a jai alai clone. It tasted great for the first month and then 2 or 3 months later tasted very hot any suggestions? I always follow the temps during brewing and fermentation.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
KeyWestBrewing
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Key West, Florida
Posts: 6,154
Liked 745 Times on 576 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by geim32
I've made several batches of beer now but this is the first to taste like this. It was a jai alai clone. It tasted great for the first month and then 2 or 3 months later tasted very hot any suggestions? I always follow the temps during brewing and fermentation.
What temp are you fermenting at? Post up the recipe you used.
__________________
EAC - 5/2/14

Growing Hops in Key West, FL....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/casc...y-west-333466/

Primary : Black Caesar RIS
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
On Tap : Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra IPA, Weizenbock, Smoked Porter, Key West Best Bitter, Gz Up - Gose Down
On Deck : Imperial Dry Hopped Sour, Jackfruit Hefeweizen, Pink Lemon Wit

*Member: The HBT Sweaty Fat Guys Cigar club

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & shootist of air
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,975
Liked 3691 Times on 3171 Posts


Fusel alcohols from high brew temps. It produced just enough of them to become noticeable as the beer mellowed out over time. Keep your brew temps within range of the particular yeast being used.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
izraehl
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 22
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Most likely due to warm fermentation. What yeast and what temperature do you suspect it fermented at?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
duboman
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,368
Liked 508 Times on 470 Posts


Usually Fusel alcohols are due to too high a fermentation temperature and stressed yeast but this is normally an issue that fades over some conditioning time, not get worse. Are you sure that is what you are tasting and not something else?
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & shootist of air
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,975
Liked 3691 Times on 3171 Posts


The reason I said that was due to off flavors not being that strong to begin with,hence not noticeable right away. Some off flavors don't dissapear with time,not completely.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alcohol taste Beer-lord Fermentation & Yeast 1 08-31-2013 01:15 AM
Hot alcohol taste!?? Apt23Brewery General Techniques 12 09-23-2011 12:30 AM
Alcohol taste sils13 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 04-21-2011 09:11 PM
First Brew, fermentation, time, alcohol, and taste questions TheWeeb Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 05-26-2010 08:49 PM
Taste vs alcohol budbo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 02-26-2006 04:07 PM


Forum Jump