troubleshooting, pumpkin ale, and saf-04 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > troubleshooting, pumpkin ale, and saf-04

Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2008, 11:36 PM   #1
Dec 2008
Posts: 2

so a while back, i made a pumpkin ale. i used a few pounds of actual pumpkin (frozen and leftover from last year's batch when i just got sick of roasting multiple batches for 45 minutes when i realized i only had a tiny cookie pan for roasting anything on in the house) in the steep, and some pumpkin pie filling in the boil. it was hopped very moderately (like under four aau in the bittering and a half ounce of i think fuggles in the nose).

anyway, i brewed it with a friend who was leaving town for a few months, and i wanted to keg it and also bottle a few bottles. this seemed like a pain in the ass, so i procrastinated, and it was on the first yeast for 3-4 weeks.

now it has a weird vegetal taste that's kind of musty. it makes me think of cucumbers and celery and musty basements in the summer. i think the beer is pretty ok, but this off flavor is kind of killing it for me. i used saf-04.

any thoughts?

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chocolate Maple Pumpkin Ale & mash effiency of canned pumpkin? sea2summit3 Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-01-2009 04:51 PM
Troubleshooting my Wit secinarot All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 06-09-2009 06:36 PM
Troubleshooting at an IPA mongrell General Techniques 13 06-11-2008 08:35 PM
troubleshooting mandoman General Techniques 1 03-05-2008 05:03 PM
Dry Hop Troubleshooting Orpheus General Techniques 5 09-03-2006 06:00 PM

Forum Jump