« on: December 09, 2010, 03:12:25 PM »
I brewed up a first attempt at a holiday winter ale and after a few days primary fermentation I made the switch to the secondary fermenter and out of curiosity gave the stuff a taste and there is a fairly distinct banana aroma and taste. Not exactly what I was shooting for. The only complication I can recall is during the first day of fermentation, the primary carboy overflowed a bit over the airlock with foam (unexpected 1st in my 6.5G carboy which normally handles 5 G fine without need for a blowout hose). Can I expect the banana flavors to persist? Is it worth even continuing to ferment and bottle or just bag it already down the drain? Help for the newbie is appreciated.