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  1. J

    Sulphur smell after bottling

    Hi All, I’m wondering if anyone may be able to shed some light on a sulphur issue I’m having. I’ve been brewing BIAB for about 3 years with no sulphur issues. The last 2 batches I’ve made have smelled and tasted great going in to the bottles. But they have both developed a sulphur smell. The...
  2. B

    Off flavor - cannot figure it out

    Looking for some suggestions. All of my brews have the same off flavor. I cannot identify the cause, and it is driving me crazy. The taste is almost a meaty flavor. It is not very strong, but it is in everything I brew - both all grain (BIAB), and extract. The flavor is not present in the...
  3. producerethan

    Confusing Flavor in First 2 Brews

    Hello all, I've brewed two beers now (a hefe and a brown ale) and both have ended up with a similar strange flavor on the back end that I can't place. Both were 5 gallon Craft-a-Brew kits fermented in a Catalyst system, but very little else was the same. Beer 1 (Hefe): - Brewed on the stove -...
  4. slurms

    Off Flavor After Conditioning

    This is my first post, so bear with me... I've brewed about 4 or 5 batches (exclusively one gallon) this year so far. Usually an IPA-type of beer but also a porter and two american wheats. Given that I'm fairly new to home brewing, I like the idea of trying the beers weekly after bottling...
  5. lanev

    Odd Flavor from 2nd Keg

    I kegged up my first batch of homebrew which was an amber ale. I have a 1.75-gallon keg and a 2.5-gallon keg. My first keg tasted great, however, my second key has an off flavor that I just can't quite place. It's not terrible but not pleasant either. There was probably a month or a little more...
  6. W

    Saflager 34/70 Lingering Sulfur Issue

    After reading the Brülosophy experiment comparing S05 to 34/70, I decided to give 34/70 a shot. Recipe is an easy drinking smash beer of about 20 ibus, 5.5% abv, lightly hopped with mosaic. Fermented in the basement at room temp (about 65F ambient). I never rehydrate the yeast and it’s never...
  7. D

    Same bad bitter moldy orange flavor to all of my IPA's

    Hi folks, I've been brewing for half a decade now (all extract or partial mash), and made the transition to kegs about 2 years ago. Since then, I've made some good hefes, some good oktoberfests, and a cream ale that wasn't half bad. However, I've made half a dozen kits from MoreBeer, and...
  8. B

    Off-Flavors, Super Dry Finish / Aftertaste

    I brewed the Lefse Blonde extract kit from Northern Brewer. In primary for about a week, secondary for two weeks, in bottles for two weeks so far. I'm getting a very dry (too dry) finish and some off-flavors I can't put my finger on. Any thoughts as to where I went wrong on this one? Not...
  9. J

    Off Colors???

    Hello all, I am relatively new to homebrewing and have had great success... until this last recipe. This last one I brewed twice because I realized the first time I really screwed up water adjustments. It ended up tasting like hoppy acidic mineral water with an odd off-white to gray color, but...
  10. C

    Aftertaste issue

    i have just brewed my 17th batch on my Grainfather, with generally excellent results . A good mix of ales and porters, but with less success with lighter beers, (lighter coloured not low alcohol). 2 batches, number 7 and number 17, both variants of a pale ale brewed several months apart have a...
  11. S

    Overnightmash with Off-flavor at the beer

    Hi, I started to use overnightmash technique in my last brews. In fact, I start the mash around 6:30 and continuous when came back from work around 17:00. Before this I did one using traditional method with the same cooler and mash around 1:30h. Before the cooler was using BIAB for several...
  12. Z

    Dry hopping advice needed

    Hello, greetings to everyone. This is my first time posting, but I have been reading tons of threads on here throughout my entire brew so thank you all for the wonderful information so far. I have my very first beer in secondary fermentation in a 5 gallon glass carboy currently, I plan to...
  13. G

    Diacetyl from bottling

    Hey guys, This is now the second batch that I have noticed this, so I’m just curious if I’m starting to go crazy or not. I’ve brewed two batches a little while ago, both are partial mash. First one being an ipa and second being a neipa style with fruit additions. Both were amazing in the keg...
  14. F

    Help with a persistent off flavor

    Hello everyone. I´m new in this forum and in the home brewing world too. I have done 5 batches of three different styles, but all of them had a unpleasant flavor. In this point I think that is important to say that in all batches, when I open the fermenter after 2 weeks of fermentation the beer...
  15. R

    Acetaldehyde flavors post fermentation.

    Made a vermont IPA using white labs london fog. everything was going great during fermentation, smelled great, looks good and when i took a gravity reading it was doing its thing quickly. I had a really thick and heavy layer of krausen after 1.5 weeks and it was not dropping. I called my local...
  16. U

    New Here Bottling Issue

    So I started brewing a couple months back so my experience isn't massive. But I've read John Palmer, and try to stick by "the book." In terms of all the brewing literature/knowledge I've obtained as far as proper procedure. But with that being said on to what I am sure is a "noob" problem...
  17. G

    Oxidation after first pour from tap

    Hey fellow homebrewers, Can you help me solve this oxidation issue I've had for the past year? Issue: My beer in the keg oxidizes after the first pint is poured. The first pint is perfect and has no hint of oxidation. About two days later, heavy oxidation has set in and the beer quickly...
  18. V

    Dead Yeast

    I have a question regarding over-pitching and dead yeast. Past few brews have been drinkable but with just a hint of sour and yeast. I heavily sanitize with starsan and purge my serving keg with CO2 before doing a transfer directly from corny to corny. All keg posts, utensils, lids, etc. are...
  19. B

    BIAB Off Flavor

    I'm a new homebrewer and I made 4 batches by a BIAB method, English Pale Ale, APA, Blonde Ale (not belgian), and a Session IPA. All the batches presented a strong taste (or aftertaste) and a smell that is difficult to match to a typical off flavor but I think that tends to be a yeasty off...
  20. R

    Off flavor issue... HELP!

    I've been having an issue with some kind of phenolic off flavor and after completely assuring that I did everything by the book this go around, I have no idea where it is coming from. Background: 4 different brews. All hop forward IPAs have developed different levels of the off flavor. My most...
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