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HAREEBROWNBEEST

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tasted my beer after taking a FG reading and was a little disappointed. it tasted a little weak and too bitter. dont know if the taste will improve once its bottled and sitting for a month or so, should the flavor or strength improve? plus i took my FG reading while the beer was in the fridge (after cold crashing) does the temp of reading affect the FG levels?
 

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The bitterness will change and decline as the beer ages. The strength... not so much. As for the temperature of the hydrometer reading, most are calibrated to a certain temperature such as 60 degrees F. Here is a link for you to correct it for the temp. you tested at.

http://www.brewheads.com/gravcorrect.php
 

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All that aside I would say that with carbonation it will taste much better. I sip on samples anytime I pull 'em and eventhough its my baby it still tastes like warm flat beer with plenty of hops to me which isn't exactly delicious. Drink a wounded soldier next time you accidentally leave some beer out I doubt you will enjoy it as much as you did the night before.
 
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The bitterness will change and decline as the beer ages. The strength... not so much. As for the temperature of the hydrometer reading, most are calibrated to a certain temperature such as 60 degrees F. Here is a link for you to correct it for the temp. you tested at.

http://www.brewheads.com/gravcorrect.php
thanks for the link, i like it!
 

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