Author Topic: Over Carbonation/Forced Carbonation can cause or enhance off flavors?  (Read 5217 times)

Offline beerstache

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Hey Gang,
I was force carbing a beer and I believe it got over carbonated.  I tasted a sample and it had some wierd off flavor and I thought maybe the carbonation was affecting my taste buds.  Last night, I bled the keg and turned down the psi to serving psi.  Today I tasted a sample and it tasted fine.
Can overcarbonation/too much CO2 cause temporary off flavors?  Man, I was worried there for awhile that some infection had taken over!
Tom/Rapid City, Mi

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Carbonic acid bite?
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I think it can accentuate astringency and sourness in beers.
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