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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Yes, I did that. Even before boil, everything that was touching the wort went through star san first (I've had batches go bad, so was a bit paranoid for this brew).
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    To everyone on this thread, thank you so much for you input! Much appreciated for your willingness to help a newbie out.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    That is some great info, thank you. I'll check those out, since my muni does send out a water quality report regularly, it may help.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Yes, should I have also used PBW?
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Thanks for the insight!
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Unfortunately, my municipal water has noticeable chlorine additions, hence why I went with RO. I will definitely read up on mash ph/minerals. Do you have a recommended resource to get started w/ water chemistry?
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Interesting points, thank you! Given your description of hop burn/astringency, that may be what is going on. Thanks for the comparison I'll take that into consideration for next brew.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Hop schedule was 2oz at flameout, 14oz at yeast pitch.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    No hops in the boil, only on flame out and before pitching yeast.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    I didn't mess with the water chemistry, just used stock RO water. Haven't had time to learn about how pH affects beers/beer styles, nor funds to get a pH meter. Is this something you think is important to learn early on?
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Will do, and good to know.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Good question! It is not, there isn't any citrus really. It is more a general sour taste, with some yeast bite (I think) underneath.
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    Beer Turned Out Bitter & Sour

    Hello! Was attempting to brew an IPA/NEIPA for the first time, and it turned out waaaaay different than I was expecting. Instead of slightly sweet w/ grapefruit/citrus hop notes, I have sour + bitter (haze is there though!). BOM: - 7.7 Gallons of RO water - 16oz Cascade Hops - 6.6 lbs of 2 Row...
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