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Old 19-11-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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So following the instructions today is the day my my brew should be done after the 10 days in a chilled place thought i would try it its more of a beer colour than a lager colour and a very bitter taste does this mean iv went wrong some where ???i dont know If its worked but iv uploaded a pic of it in its bottle
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Old 19-11-2017, 08:36 PM   #2
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More details would help! You say 10 days in a chilled place. ...is that during or after fermentation?
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Old 19-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #3
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Did you brew a kit, exract or all grain? You say it's very bitter? I've recently had some problems with harsh bitterness in my beer so have read quite a bit on the subject recently so my be able to help (there's quite a number of reasons for beer being very bitter btw so the culprit may take a bit of tracking down)
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Old 19-11-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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Looks nice and clear tho. You mentioned larger/beer color. What do you normally drink because if you drink larger you may find proper beer of many variations tastes bitter. As already said depends on what the brew was. If it's malt extract/ kit it's hard to impart any real over battering.
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Old 22-11-2017, 10:01 PM   #5
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It was a european lager kit After the fermenting finished it says to bottle it with half a tea spoon of sugar and leave it in a warm place for 2 days then move the bottles to a chilled place for 10 days.. i usual drink lager but iv never seen one that dark or taste like a bitter.. the malt (i think its a malt) in the tin from the kit was the same colour.
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Old 22-11-2017, 10:19 PM   #6
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Well I've had some great largers of all colours from Europe so wouldn't worry to much about that. It will probably taste maltier than a lighter larger which I feel is a good thing, gives it more depth and taste profile. As for the bittering does it seem OK after you've had a pint or so. Also what's the abv รท. As I said the clarity looks great tho. Always a good sign of a brew
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Old 23-11-2017, 02:01 AM   #7
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Get going with your next brew and keep going until you reach "Critical Mass". i.e. enough beer to take your time deciding what to brew, brewing it and letting it carbonate and condition for at least four weeks.

If you leave the current batch somewhere nice and cool (and test a bottle every week) you will probably discover that it tastes a lot better after a few weeks.

Many of us on the Forum follow the 2+2+2 "rule" which gives 2 weeks for fermentation plus 2 weeks for carbonation plus 2 weeks for conditioning before we consider whether or not it's ready to drink.

Also, please try to not compare what you brew with the mass produced gnats pee that is available in the pubs and supermarkets. The chances are that your own brew will be far superior to 95% of the commercial beers.

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Old 23-11-2017, 02:45 PM   #8
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It tasted alright by the end of the bottle just wasent what i was expecting as it tasted more like an ale type. it said it was 4%. I dont have enough room or bottles to get the next batch going but i will be trying a different lager and i will use the 2+2+2 rule see if it gives any better results... any recomendations on kits to try ??? I was quite impressed with how clear it went and was told its a sign of a good brew but im new and dont really know. Is there any pouring techniques to not disturb the seddiment in the bottle ?? Thanks for the responces
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Is there any pouring techniques to not disturb the seddiment in the bottle ?? Thanks for the responces
Chill first. Hold glass and bottle at an angle which prevents air 'glugging' into the bottle and thus causing a ripple which disturbs the sediment. Hold both to the light whilst pouring - towards the end you will see some yeast heading toward the neck. Stop pouring just before it reaches it! Some yeasts are better than others for firm compaction. I'm thinking Notty here!
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Old 23-11-2017, 10:28 PM   #10
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Yea thats how i did the last one lol just didnt know if there was other ways
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