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Offline dano14041

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Tasting my first batch and bottling my second.
« on: October 08, 2010, 08:55:56 PM »
I just finished bottling my second batch of (hopefully) beer, and am now taking time to enjoy a bottle of my first batch.

The first batch was an Irish Red Ale (extract kit and partial boil). It is a little cloudy, but the taste is actually better than I thought it would be. It fermented a little hot and fast, around 70 -72 F, because I didn't have proper temp control, but that is taken care of now.

When I racked my second batch, an Oatmeal Stout, from the fermenting bucket to the bottling bucket, I had about a half gallon of gunk left in the fermenting bucket. I didn't have near that much stuff left on the first batch, should I be worried? I tasted the beer and it didn't taste funky or anything other than flat and a bit watery.  :-\

At least the first batch is drinkable!  ;D

Thanks!
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Re: Tasting my first batch and bottling my second.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 12:29:50 AM »
RDWHAHB  ;D

Without the recipe and your procedures it's hard to say, but since I use a CFC getting that much trub in batch is not really that bad.  It's a lot, but not insane.
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Re: Tasting my first batch and bottling my second.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 12:33:53 AM »
Don't worry keep brewing. Congrats on liking your own beer!

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Re: Tasting my first batch and bottling my second.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 07:25:22 AM »
I would tell you my procedures, but I f'ed up so much that on that batch, it was more a comedy of errors.

Partial Mash turned into a steep, too much water into the kettle, 60 min boil turned into a 90 min boil, boil overs, etc. It was not a pretty sight.

I guess I'll know if a few weeks what the results are.  :D Until then RDWHAHB.

Thanks for your support!
Dano
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Re: Tasting my first batch and bottling my second.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 08:04:30 AM »
When I racked my second batch, an Oatmeal Stout, from the fermenting bucket to the bottling bucket, I had about a half gallon of gunk left in the fermenting bucket. I didn't have near that much stuff left on the first batch, should I be worried? I tasted the beer and it didn't taste funky or anything other than flat and a bit watery.  :-\

I'm guessing that the recipe contained oats, right?  And I'll also guess that the oats weren't mashed, just steeped?  If so, you're seeing "oat gunk".  Steeping oats isn't a good way to use them, but a lot of people have been doing it anyway for a long time.  While there might be negative effects from using the oats down the road, as long as you keep the beer too long you should be fine.
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Re: Tasting my first batch and bottling my second.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 08:10:40 AM »
Don't worry keep brewing. Congrats on liking your own beer!



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