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Old 11-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default What's that 'Cider' like taste?

I've been brewing for several months now and a batch of Pale Ale I started in July has a slight cidery after taste. Is this an infection I picked up along the way?


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Old 11-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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What was the recipe? Did you use any table sugar? That could cause a cidery flavor.


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Old 11-16-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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+1 for table sugar!
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Thanx for the replies. I primed it with corn sugar in a bottling bucket. Checking my log book, I was a bit heavy because I like the carbination. Could over priming it cause the cidery taste?
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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What was the sugar used in the fermenter?
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:58 PM   #6
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It was a MORE BEER Pale Ale II kit, light DME,LME.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:04 PM   #7
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It might be young. How long did it ferment? How long has it been in the bottles?

It could also be estery fruit flavors from hot fermentation. What was your fermentation temperature?
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #8
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76 degrees stable, 12 days in primary, 10 days in secondary, 26 days in bottle. Yeah, I'm thinking it might be young, too.
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To hot..... your wort was probably fermenting about 78.
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if the room temp was at 76 it possible that the wort was 80 which could explain the off taste. its more likely to taste green from the temp then from age since its 48 days old. you should also keep it in the fridge for at least 48 hours before drinking it.

put a few bottles in the fridge for a week and try them, see if they taste better. you will have time and cold bottle conditioning on your side.


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