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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Spring Beer Ideas
« on: November 30, 2010, 07:56:11 PM »
I have a Stout and Pale Ale ready to go for the rest of the winter, but what should I brew for the spring? Any ideas?

General Homebrew Discussion / First Brew, Funny Taste
« on: November 16, 2010, 08:33:23 PM »
So I brewed my first batch of beer a few months ago and thought I did everything right. I pretty much followed the instructions of my extract kit exactly. I sanitized everything, made sure my airlock was good, etc.
Two weeks after bottling I tried one and there was some serious funk going on. I also noticed it was not carbonated at all. Fast forward another three weeks and I've opened several noticing that the funk is slowly going away and my batch is finally starting to carbonate. Could this be a fermentation problem? I compared notes to my friend and he had an explosive start to his fermentation on his first batch of beer where mine was mediocre at best. Any thoughts? Will there be any improvement or will these off flavors just hang around forever?

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