Just cracked open my very first beer! Very exciting. But it taste like apple cider, only not as good. It's supposed to be Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat). I have a feeling it will taste better in a couple weeks. Any thoughts?
I used Wyeast 3333 Dark Wheat, smack pack. The recipe called for 6 weeks, and it's been exactly 6 weeks, so maybe it's still a little young. I'll try again after a couple more weeks.it might be acetylaldehyde, which is a 'green apple' flavor, it is a compound formed by yeast that will be reabsorbed if given time, but as it's been bottled, it may not fade too much. but HOOTER could be right, just a green beer taste, hopefully it'll come out good. which yeast did you use?
I would assume you went with the 1-2-3 rule? That's fine for average gravity brews, just don't expect your beer to be it's best right away. A few weeks can work wonders.The recipe called for 6 weeks, and it's been exactly 6 weeks, so maybe it's still a little young. I'll try again after a couple more weeks.
You should not have gotten any off flavor from the sanitizing solution.I don't believe it to be infected. I used 'one step' to sanitize. It said that no rinsing is required, but I wonder if that altered the taste? I might take a bottle to my local HBS this weekend and see if they have any suggestions.