Originally Posted by Fenix26
I just finished bottling my first batch of beer ever. I noticed however as I was bottling the beer, it tasted very biiter, and not good at all. Should the beer taste like that at this point, or does the beer need to go through that priming phase in order for it to aquire its good taste?
You're beer's fine...let it run the full course...2 weeks in secondary (to clear..."Secondary Fermenter" is a misnomer, you leave beer in primary until fermentation is complete, then move it to secondary to clear.)
Then 3 weeks MINIMUM in the bottle to carb and condition...
Take a read of this thread....It will help you understand what's going on with your beer... http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=54362
You should read the whole thread it's got a lot of good advice....but this post talks about bottle conditioning. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost...&postcount=101
You never judge a beer before it's been in the bottle for at least three weeks...you can taste the beer at anytime...I drink my samples...but you should never worry or judge a beer until the process is complete, that is unless the beer is OBVIOUSLY infected (as Deathbrewer says, "If it makes you puke when you taste it.") It's really really hard to ruin beers...
Take a look at that thread I linked for you....
Congrats on your first beer!