- Jun 18, 2020
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What am I doing wrong? Attached is my recipe. The beer smells and looks fantastic but the flavor just is not there. It's almost bitter. Brewed on the anvil foundry and kegged three days ago.
Yeah I'm not really sure why I'm getting such a bitter and bad aftertaste. Pretty bummed. Pic of a fresh pour attached. Pressure transfer from fermenter into keg. Has been carbonating for 48 hours at 12psiWhile a bit light on the IBUs, that recipe is in the ball park of many neipa recipes, including a few I've enjoyed, so I'm not seeing anything majorly out of bounds.
Can you take a good picture of a fresh pour?
And perhaps describe your post-fermentation process through kegging, with a focus on keeping air out of the product?
Thanks for the input. Appreciated! It really has a great smell but the flavor just isn't there. No hop fruitiness at all. It's very odd. The aftertaste is bitter. Just to add more info I DH day 3, DDH day 6, cold crash day 10, Keg day 12, tasted day 14 after 2 days at 15psiOk, the good news is it doesn't look oxidized (which is tragically common 'round here with new-to-neipa brewers).
But now I'm wondering if you're getting a yeast bite? Which would explain a couple of characters.
The choices are to plough through it until you've pulled all the yeast, or let it sit for a few days and allow it to drop hard and maybe leave the yeast on the keg bottom...
Also, citra can have the off flavors of cat piss. You could switch that out for amarillo
What is hop tea?
Just another way to dry hop a batch. Rather than adding loose pellets which can cause some people issues with clogging the dip tube of their secondary kegs, you can make a tea from the hop pellets (think French press coffee) and use the tea to dry hop.
the beer is pretty clear - didnt notice much hop particulate floating around but yeah i'm going to give it another week and hope the taste improves. if not i guess i'll dump it.Also, I second the votes for hop bite. Two days on the gas is young, and you may be picking up hops in the first few pours, which, if consumed directly, taste awfully bitter.
I think you're confusing Citra with Simcoe, right? Simcoe is the one that people always say smells like cat piss.
I've never heard anyone say Citra smells like cat piss. It's a pretty commonly used hop.
Sorry man just saw this. Hop tea is 50gr(1.7 oz) of hops to 500ml of water. Heat the water to 150 and put the hops in and cover in mason jar 24hr before using. Strain the particles and use the tea on your keg before adding the wort from your fermenter to the keg. No lie it has changed the way i will brew now, all the flavor none of the bite.What is hop tea?