Bitterness woes

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Bitterness woes

Postby mich » Tue Dec 05, 2000 9:36 am

My beers always seem to turn out too bitter, but my hop rates are never high. I do notice however that when I try the beer after it has sat for 6 months or more, my chill haze is greatly reduced and the bitterness has drastically changed as well. I know that beers mellow after time but I suspect that somehow some of my bitterness is related to the suspended proteins that cause chill haze. Is this true?
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Bitterness

Postby Paul Mc » Mon Dec 11, 2000 12:43 pm

Using certain grains or extracts can cause chill haze but personally I have never experienced bitterness from protien, it could be bad mash efficiency if you are mashing (you would notice with a specific gravity reading) or maybe hops are not being removed before primary ferment.
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Bitter hop resins?

Postby mich » Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:00 pm

So it could be excessively bitter hop resins that aren
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mashing problem ?

Postby bareego » Mon Dec 18, 2000 2:26 am

Hello there.... do you mash yourself (I guess you do ?) It might be good to have a look how you mash and sparge, if you get the temp too high maybe you flush out some tannins from the grains ?
I have heard that can give you a bitterness that will subside after some months.
Cheers James
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Sometimes, not always

Postby mich » Mon Dec 18, 2000 8:07 am

I have the same problem whether I mash or not. I
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