- Mar 1, 2009
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i have brewed three batches of beer that were all different but they all had the same off flavor. Could this just be my water or is there something else that could cause this
You are fermenting your beer way too hot. You need to pitch your yeast and keep it controlled to around 68 degrees. 80 degrees will throw a ton of fusels and an almost fruity off taste.it is twangy the brews where all kits red ale, nut brown and american cream ale the first 2 i got the temp to 80 df and the third to about 70
Yeah. But even pitching at 80 and then getting it down to proper temps is going to stress the heck out of the yeast. If he's using kits (or even if he isn't) those styles all use a fairly neutral yeast, so I'm assuming something like Munton's, S-05, or WLP001. All should be below 70 for best results.Ah, good catch. I assumed he was talking about pitching temps with numbers that high.
morris: each yeast strain has a specific recommended temperature range that you'll want to keep your beer within while it's fermenting. You should be able to find that info on the packet/vial, or on the yeast producers website.