- May 25, 2018
- Reaction score
- Vienna, Va
I think it was definitely the right move to get off the hops. I've had astringent beers. Early in my brewing days I think it may have been due to water issues or other things in my system not being buttoned up. Now, if I do get it it's mainly from the hop polyphenols. Galaxy is notorious for it and has caused me problems, and Vic Secret supposedly is similarly high in polyphenols. If that's the issue it should settle down with some conditioning time.Astringent...is exactly what it is. Having read about it, but not yet having the misfortune of having brewed a beer with it evident I wasn’t sure that it was. I do know, thanks for classifying what I was tasting.
Glad I did decide to transfer off of those additional hops in the keg? Not sure if those may have attributed, and as of yesterday still pretty harsh. I’ll give it another week or two?