I'm hoping for some troubleshooting on my Apricot Saison. The first bottle I opened after 3 weeks was great! Refreshing and good apricot taste without being overwhelming. Every bottle that I have opened since then has a horrible metallic taste and I'm not sure what happened.
My recipe was as follows:
- 7# Pilsner
- 2# Wheat
- 2# Munich
- 6 oz. Acidulated Malt
- 4 oz. Special Roast
Hopped with Hallertau and Magnum and used the Wyeast 3711 French Saison. After primary, I added 3 lbs. 1 oz. of apricot puree. It was in primary for about 2 weeks (a week longer than I intended) and in secondary for 2 weeks. Bottle conditioned for 3 weeks.
The first bottle opened with a POP but tasted great and was effervescent. The next 2 had the same pop but the horrible metallic taste was there. The last bottle didn't POP but still had the metallic taste.
I will note that I use an enamel coated pan to heat my strike and sparge water but it doesn't have any cracks. I use a stainless pot for the boil.
Any help is appreciated! I was really looking forward to this beer and now I'm going to have to dump it... BOOOO!