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Old 04-01-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hi i love my home brew .
But CIDERY BEER i dont like.
I do extract.
John bull or coppers.
5 gal in a conical.
Any one know why this happens. thanks john.

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #2
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I expect you fermented at too high a temperature. Did you control fermentation temps?
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:43 AM   #3
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I use a brewbelt in the winter but not really sure of the fermentaion temp.
temp could be the proublem.!!!!!!!!!

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:48 AM   #4
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I've never tried this myself, but I've heard that if you kick start fermentation again at the lower temperature, the yeast will clean up all the fruity esthers when it finishes. Might be something to try if it's undrinkable. Just add some malt and see what happens.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:53 AM   #5
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is there sugar in the recipe?

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #6
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Ok thanks for temp advice.
It is never undrinkable but i never had this proublem untill the last few batches.

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:02 AM   #7
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Yes
I use regular table sugar.
It seemed to work for the first 8 mounths or so.

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:12 AM   #8
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my second batch ever had a strong cider/green apple flavor that turned out to be wild yeast (most likely didn't have a good seal on my starter bottle).

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:15 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Yes
I use regular table sugar.
It seemed to work for the first 8 mounths or so.

That can be a problem depending on how much you use. Small amounts of table sugar (~5% of fermentable sugars or so) can be ok, but if you add more table sugar than that, it can impart a cidery taste.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:15 AM   #10
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Well, sugar in beer is noted to create cidery flavors in "regular" beers. I would guess that the combination of high temperatures and the sugar really escalated the off-flavor. If you post your recipe, we can pick it out for sure for you.
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