Too much cranberry - too sour

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I brewed a clone of my favorite beer and it has turned out a bit too tart. I think that this was due to the cranberry that I added. Is there a way to mellow this tartness out? I was thinking of soaking some oak chips in with it for some time. Suggestions?


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Fruit Tatars are always strongest at first. Go ahead and bottle it and let it sit for like a month or more. The taste will mellow out.


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Thanks Tim. If I am still unhappy with the taste are there any other suggestions?


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Only idea I could come up with is try to make the beer sweeter? Add like 1/2-1 lb lactose to it before bottling. Ive never added it at this stage so don't quote me on it but lactose really helps make a beer sweet and won't effect your abv.


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Yeah I thought about that. I'm gonna sit in it for a while and see how it is in a month or so. If it is still tart then I might try something. Thanks for the input.


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