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by cwbuecheler
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
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Thanks slothrob. I'm brewing a weizenbock this weekend -- I'll try changing a couple of things and see if I can taste it in the finished product.
by cwbuecheler
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 30301

I should be able to ferment colder during the winter months, as my basement is several degrees cooler than during the summer. Actually, I'd been avoiding going below 70 as I thought most ale yeast was supposed to ferment at 72-75. If 66-70 is better, the basement should be perfect.

-Chris
by cwbuecheler
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 30301

Awesome, thanks. I'll definitely look into learning more about my water and its contents, and will also experiment with adding the extract at different times in the boil. I'm about to re-brew a couple of my recipes for the first time, so I'm hoping I can fine-tune them and produce some really great ...
by cwbuecheler
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 30301

Thanks for the thoughts, slothrob! Re: soap - I've actually changed dish soap three times during the time I've been brewing, so not sure that's the issue, but I'll give PBW a try. They sell it at my local brew shop. Yeasts: - Scottish Ale: Danstar 3767 Windsor - Amber Ale: Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale - AP...
by cwbuecheler
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 30301

Whoops, sorry - all of my recipes so far are extracts w/ specialty grains. I haven't moved up to all-grain brewing just yet. I was hoping to get the hang of things using extracts before dropping the cash on a mashing setup.

Maybe it's the CBW extracts I'm using.

-Chris
by cwbuecheler
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 30301

Unexpected bitterness

Hi guys, I'm a newbie brewer who's only made five batches, but all but the first have turned out very drinkable. However, one thing I've noted is that all of them have a strange bitterness to them -- not something I associate with hops, but almost a soapy aftertaste. It's mild and doesn't ruin the b...