Brewed up a Coconut IPA which I've done before though this time I used the same hops Ryan did. I went to do my dry hop after 16 days in the primary and there was what looked like hop residue on top though I've not added any dry hops before today. It doesn't smell bad but I took a taste and got a strange flavor. Semi fusel I had this problem twice last summer though it was more noticeable but this did not go above 68 degrees and has been between 65-68 for 2 weeks.
I went ahead and dry hopped and plan to keg on Sunday but don't know if I want to even waste time adding any more coconut in the keg. I think I'll condition in the keg for a few weeks before kegerating (sp) it and adding coconut and take another taste in 2 weeks.
This does not look like any infection, doesn't smell bad and doesn't have a vinegar taste (yet?
) and I've used hops I've not before but none that are high alpha or odd tasting....all tropical. Maybe it's too early to tell and I should chill but without bragging I have to say, I've brewed long enough to know something isn't right.
Other things to know are that I took a reading 3 days ago and it's finished but there was only about 1/5 of this on top and I thought it was possible residue from the flameout addition of baked coconut. I've tasted fusels twice and this didn't taste quite like that but I guess it could be a milder version but how do you get fusels other than how temps not pitching enough yeast......and that was not the problem either. I had a fresh and big enough yeast starter and the only thing odd about this batch is that it started working within 4 hours.