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mmmbeer

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I just finished brewing an extract kit for a Czech Pilsner. Allowed the beer to ferment in primary for a week then transfered to a secondary fermentor for two weeks then kegged. Everything looked to be ok but the beer tastes a little off. It has like a sharp bitter/acidic taste, wondering if anyone could clue me in as to what I can do better in the future. Thanks
 

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Not having all the facts I would lean toward dirty draught system. Try running a baking soda/water mixture through your lines and it should neutralize the acids the beer leaves behind in the system. That is, of course, assuming you've had a different beer already running through the same lines.
 

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how weird? is it a marketable weird? :D could you pass it off as "i meant to do that" weird?
 
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It must have been something in the lines, because after pouring about 5 pints it seems to be getting better. Im thinking that maybe it was picking up some yeast that had settled out of the beer.
 

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mmmbeer said:
It must have been something in the lines, because after pouring about 5 pints it seems to be getting better. Im thinking that maybe it was picking up some yeast that had settled out of the beer.
Well, either that or,,, after drinking 5 pints you are just not tasting quite as clearly as you were.... :p
 

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Sounds like you didn't let it lager either...that time would blend and mellow all the flavors.

I have a Czech Bud that's been in a secondary for over 3 months now. It's getting close to bottling time.... :D
 
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