Typical After Taste

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Typical After Taste

Postby RODW » Thu Dec 14, 2000 3:23 am

I would like to resume brewing after a 5 yr absence.
I used to use commercial kits ,but always had that typical non commercial after taste. It was not cleanliness but typical of most quik home brew attempts. Can somebody please explain how to avoid this .
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What

Postby jeff » Thu Dec 14, 2000 7:05 am

Is the taste bitter, malty, astringent, acidic, etc? Bad aftertaste can be caused by many factors present both in the brewing process, and the fermentation process.
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one of 3 things

Postby BrewDude1 » Thu Dec 14, 2000 6:21 pm

I've found that 3 ingredient problems will lend a typical homebrew flavor to otherwise good tasting brew
1.)Kits that use Molasses to darken the liquid extract. - Use only the pale or wheat extracts
2.)Cheap dry yeast - use liquid yeast only!
3.)High fermentation temp.'s - ferment at 65 to 68
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Brewdude

Postby RODW » Sun Dec 17, 2000 1:52 pm

Thanks Brewdude, I will take your advice on board
and give you some feedback. Rodw
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Jeff

Postby RODW » Sun Dec 17, 2000 2:00 pm

Thanks for reply. The taste is a slightly sour
after taste if anything. It is unpleasant but
bearable.
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My opinion

Postby jeff » Tue Dec 19, 2000 6:21 am

I think the first thing to adjust is the yeast. Using high quality liquid yeast cultures is more expensive and not as easy to use as dry active yeast but the effect on your beer is quite noticeable. Especially will you have positive results if you pitch the yeast at the correct temperature and maintain a consistent temperature during fermentation.
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