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by nshack
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What would you have done differently?
Replies: 6
Views: 12938

I would chill the wort to about 75 degrees. 90 F is pretty warm for any ale fermentation, but I suppose it might give you that fruity, phenolic and estery Belgian thing. 75F is still on the warm side, but it seems more within the yeasts comfort zone?
by nshack
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A month in the primary... way too long?
Replies: 7
Views: 16568

I've gone 4+ weeks with a pale ale (kolsch) on the yeast and it turned out drinkable. It wasn't my favorite beer ever, but it was fine. I was worried, but it wasn't the end of it. Bottling was such a chore that i'd procrastinate racking or bottling the latest batch. Now that I'm kegging, I'm much mo...
by nshack
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 29787

Are you brewing all grain or extract? There are certain qualities that are unique to extract brewing and can create off flavors that might persist from batch to batch. I find that extract beers have a certain "extract" tang to them that comes from the concentration process. I guess it's an overcooke...