OK, Im not a happy camper (brewer) at the moment
My last two brews have problems.
Any help or comments would be much appreciated
Batch # 9 - Golden Ale
Weyermann Pils 56%
Weyermann pale Wheat 18%
Weyermann Munich 18%
Weyermann Caramunich 6%
Amarillo - 20g @60
Amarillo - 15g @15
Amarillo - 15g @5
Yeast US 05
Ferment @ 18 for 10days
OK, i make this one all the time and it has come out nice everytime, and according to my notes i did everything exactly the same as the last few times.
This one tastes really sweet, no hop flavour/aroma, almost like a havent put any hops in at all, im really disapointed in this one, i cant even really drink it , it is sitting in the keg and im hoping it will get better but after a week in the keg it is still sweet, i just cant bring my self to tipping it tho :( anyone have any ideas why it would be sweet?
Problem # 2
Batch# 10 - Aussie Lager
Pilsner Malt 80%
Precooked Jasmine Rice 20%
POR - 20g @60
POR - 20g @dry hop
Yeast - Saf Lager S-23
Feremnting @ 12DegC
OG - 1055
FG - Currently @ 1011-1012 after 7 days
OK, this one i think is infected but not too sure. It has been in the cube for about a week, when i noticed the cube was swelling and i mean swelling, my 'cube' was nearly round! I figured maybe it was infected but thought i would ferment it out anyway. When i opened the cube it started gushing so i closed the lid and slowly cracked it open again, letting the air escape, this took about 5 minutes, and while it was happening i noticed all the gunk from the bottom of the cube was gushing up thru the liquid.
It has been fermenting at 12 for the last 7 days, it looks like it has hit its FG as its been stable for 2 days. It smells fine but has a funny after taste, one that i cant really describe.
I have read up on infections and at first i read that one type of infection tastes like cardboard and i thought YES that what it tastes like, then i read the next infection and that one tastes like band-aids and i was like YES thats what it tatses like.
So having never tasted cardboard or band-aids or anything else that an infection is supposed to taste like, i am stuck
I thought that pouring boiling hot wort into a cube would kill anything nasty and prevent infection? maybe not. has anyone else had a 'round' cube before?
Again, i dont want to tip this one either so im going to let it 'lager' for a couple of weeks but its not looking/tasting promising.
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Last edited by redlegger on 16 Nov 2010, 09:38, edited 5 times in total.
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