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Author Topic: First Brew Help  (Read 166 times)

James2851

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First Brew Help
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:08:15 AM »
I got the coopers diy kit and it came with the lager. I followed the instuctions and its now day 6 and the reading was 1.012 the OG was 1.036 so i tasted the beer like they said and i could kind of tast beer but it smells sour. Should i bottle it and wait or is my beer spoiled and need to be tossed out?

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Re: First Brew Help
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 12:18:56 PM »
Taste it first. If it smells really bad and tastes really bad, then dump it.

I would bottle it, and try it again in a couple weeks. It may just be fine.

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Re: First Brew Help
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 05:06:45 PM »
what temp did you ferment it at?
also i harp on this alot sanitize sanitize and sanitize  :)
one of the problems when we first start out we rush and forget things ;)
i did with my first 2 brews with a Mr Beer kit. i didnt have good sanitizing practice.
so important things
sanitize everything, i mean everything 8)
temp control so it doesn't go up and down alot.
yeast make sure you take care of the yeast. dont dump it in dry, re-hydrate it.
hope that helps, also let it sit in the fermentor for 14 days minimum
if it already has a sour taste its probably going to get worse, but dont give up on it bottle it and try it in a few weeks. this is how we all learned trial and error.
remember what works for some my not work for you.
keep us posted on what you do.
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Re: First Brew Help
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 05:49:07 PM »
I used star san and i had it in a fridge with a temp control at 69. the taste is drinkable its just the smell. I will bottle and see what happens.

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Re: First Brew Help
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 09:03:23 PM »
sounds like you already are on the right path  8)
keep us posted on the outcome
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Keg 2- GaardenHoe
Keg 3- Sour Cherry Gose
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Re: First Brew Help
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 04:19:22 PM »
Up date. I bottled the beer and its been five days now and i put a bottle in the fridge this morning and i just tryed it and wow it was very good. Had a little off flavor but i think after two or three weeks the rest of the beer will be perfect.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 08:15:58 PM »
thats great!
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