AHB - Miami Weiss - WHOA.....

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DizzyPants

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I followed the instructions and from my notes didn't have anything go wrong. I had to toss a previous batch of this b/c my spigot cracked and left me with about a gallon left (the rest on the floor). But the color of what I tossed smelt and looked great.

I added the alcohol boost packet to it and used the Wyeast recommented vial. It bubbled alongside a Blonde I did that day and I just kegged, carbed and drank that one. I then kegged this Weiss.

It did sit in the primary for about six weeks, which I thought shouldn't be a problem. When I cracked the bucket lid to begin the siphon process in to the keg I stuck my big fat head in there it almost burned my eyes and the smell of alcohol was overwhelming....like a tart vodka smell.

I have put it in the keg to carb but it has this overwhelming alcohol / yeast taste and smell.

The color, cloudiness and everything looks great, but something may have gone wrong.

Any thoughts?

~Diz
 

SporkD2

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what was the gravity? My best guess is you really upped the ABV by adding that booster crap. A lot of high gravity beers need time for the alcohol to settle into the beer. May just need some time
 

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if you wanted more buzz couldn't you just add some more malt extract or mash some more grain?
 

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Are you sure it wasn't the CO2 in the bucket that burned your eyes and gave you a sensation of high alcohol? Did you taste the hydrometer sample before kegging? I'm guessing your beer is fine and you're just picking up the odors from the fermentation process.
 
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