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Well i'm cooling it down, everything seemed to be going alright, preboil SG was around 1.014. made a decent mistake and added too many hop pellets. IBUs calculated to be around 20, target was-12.
 
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grain is 5 years old, stored pretty well. Wort taste sweet but does have this harsh/unpleasant after taste. There was alot of sludge in the bottom, i dunno if it got burned or what (i don't think it from the hops but i'm no expert) took 2 photos.
 

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grain is 5 years old, stored pretty well. Wort taste sweet but does have this harsh/unpleasant after taste. There was alot of sludge in the bottom, i dunno if it got burned or what (i don't think it from the hops but i'm no expert) took 2 photos.
Color is nice in the sample. Certainly nothing wrong with that grain combination. You didn’t use leftover 5 year old hops, right? That would probably make an unpleasant taste. Or old flaked corn? That could do it too.
 

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Ah, looks like you meant 1.041 pre-boil (after seeing the pic). 5 year old grain, yikes. hope it works out for you, buddy.
 
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I can relate, since returning to brewing in January. "I wonder if I can still use this." "I wonder if I can still use that."
I also took a long break from brewing. Used a whirlfloc tablet the other day, it was well over 5 years old...smelled fine, threw it in lol
 
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