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Old 04-14-2008, 02:55 AM   #1
Jim Fehrenbach
Mar 2008
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I got it on my third batch. I understand it is due to oxidation but I still new to this. I did not add cooled water to bring it up to 5 gal when I transferred from wort to primary. In the secondary fermenter it was about 2/3 full (5gal glass carboy). Could this have caused the problem? The beer is a nut brown ale that I added honey and an extra lb of malt extract to get hight alc%. Does this also cause a cardboard taste?

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Old 04-14-2008, 03:33 AM   #2
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Did you adjust your recipe to compensate that you weren't brewing 5 gallons? Making a 5 gallon batch with only 2/3 the water seems like it would result in a pretty malty beer.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:42 AM   #3
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What temp did you pitch yeast at. Did you aerate your wort. and at what temp
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