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Old 11-26-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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So I cracked into the Hefe's this past week and I gotta say that it finishes like a Hefe but there is an initial tangy taste.

Any ideas what could have contributed to this?

It may have been a little premature as I could have waited a few extra days to make it 3 full weeks in the bottle

I'm starting to think that the beer my not have been completely finihed fermenting in the bucket because this was before I started reading about the 1-2-3 method and I only did a two week total fermentation
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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Hefe's are better when you drink them young. what was your fermentation temps?? i'm pretty new but the temp can play a lot into the esters your yeast produced

 
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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So I cracked into the Hefe's this past week and I gotta say that it finishes like a Hefe but there is an initial tangy taste.

Any ideas what could have contributed to this?

It may have been a little premature as I could have waited a few extra days to make it 3 full weeks in the bottle

I'm starting to think that the beer my not have been completely finihed fermenting in the bucket because this was before I started reading about the 1-2-3 method and I only did a two week total fermentation
Most hefes have an acidic taste until they're a couple weeks old. Or it could be an infection. I usually ferment mine for a week, then keg, then let sit for 2-4 weeks to age right. Within a month it will probably be perfect.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:00 PM   #4
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I like an acidic twang in my hefes; that's why it's nice to do an acid rest.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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Gonna give it another week or two for a total of 4-5weeks in the bottle to see if extra conditioning will help

So would a tangy taste be attributed to one particular issue or could there be many possibilites to what caused it?
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Gonna give it another week or two for a total of 4-5weeks in the bottle to see if extra conditioning will help

So would a tangy taste be attributed to one particular issue or could there be many possibilites to what caused it?
Lots of things. I wouldn't worry about infection. You didn't say "Undrinkable", you just said "Tangy". Post your recipe, temps, procedure, etc.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:31 PM   #7
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I but Frankenskaner (or something like that). The first one I have if its not really cold has a bit of a citrus tang. It passes though when my palate is used it. I spent the weekend drinking double chocolate stouts
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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some hefes are just plain tangy. sometimes its because its green. sometimes its because of the extract.

IMO hefes are usually best at about 5-6 weeks in the bottle and start to go downhill after a couple of months.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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Lots of things. I wouldn't worry about infection. You didn't say "Undrinkable", you just said "Tangy". Post your recipe, temps, procedure, etc.
Recipe as follows:

6lbs Bavarian Wheat

.5oz Northern Brewer Hops 6.8

OG 1.050

FG 1.015

As far as temps..I pitched yeast @ 78deg and the fermentation process was probably around 68ish but not sure exactly

I DID have a real slow fermentation that showed very little CO2 though....and at about the two week mark I moved the vessel to prepare for bottleing and I started to get bubble activity...I think there is a good chance that I may have needed to let it sit for longer after that.
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check your gravity and see if it is close to 1.015. for extract recipes, it should be pretty close.
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