Author Topic: That extract "twang"  (Read 20437 times)

Offline bboy9000

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Re: That extract "twang"
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 05:11:31 AM »
Fermentation temp could be a factor.  But try a different brand of extract, or DME if you're using LME, and see if that helps.

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Another thing that crossed my mind for the favor I may be getting:  not boiling my tap water the night before.  I filter my water through a PUR brand filter on my faucet, then let it sit overnight.  Maybe I should boil too or maybe the filter is doing the trick?  Or am I just getting extract twang?  If its the water treatment (or lack of) what flavor would I notice in my beer as opposed to flavor caused by extract?

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Re: That extract "twang"
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 05:48:38 AM »
Why not just use a campden tablet when you fill your brew kettle? It knocks the chlorine right out.

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Re: That extract "twang"
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2012, 08:09:40 PM »
Perhaps I missed somebody else already saying this, but I do believe most of the "twang" is often attributed to old LME.  Older liquid extracts often have bad off flavors along with being far darker than the original color.

Also Cidery flavors as said above can be attributed to poorly made extracts with too much sugar.  Also bad brewing practices as given by kits (like mr. beer) can lead to cidery flavors as well.