- Aug 12, 2015
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Maybe hop burnUsed the Verdant yeast in a clone of Even Sharks Need Water and I am also getting a harsh taste in the final beer. The first few samples taken for gravity measurements did not have it. They had a peachy / vanilla taste (maybe sweetness from the wort still lingering). Once at FG the taste ended up changing to more harsh tones. The hop aroma had gone too. Almost like a sherry. Initially I thought I had O2 ingress but everything was sealed and the air lock still bubbling every so often. I waited a few days before dry hopping for 48 hours as recommended by Verdant and now the taste has aggressive galaxy on top! Hoping it will settle out over a couple of weeks as the galaxy green goes away. Have it on keg and bottles so will see if keg or bottle conditioning improves / dissipates the taste. Have washed the yeast cake and will re-use in a SMASH beer to make a decision on whether to stick with this new strain.