I have brewed 4 beers now on my new system and I seem to have an astringent bitter flavour coming through on my beersIve just brewed a Light APA 18IBU and tasting the fermenter it has a very bitter…Continue
Malt is crushed by brewers coop, which hopefully counts that out and the IBU is calculated by brewpal on iphone, by memory it was around late additions of around 6grams each and a 60min hop of around 15grams which seems about right
I am happy…"
I have brewed 4 beers now on my new system and I seem to have an astringent bitter flavour coming through on my beersIve just brewed a Light APA 18IBU and tasting the fermenter it has a very bitter taste, I was hoping this would go away so I kegged and after two weeks fully carbed its still there and quite unpleasant.sanitation is not my strongist point but i do my best I keep everything clean with starsan, is there something else I can use to make sure everything is clean.I have just brewed a…See More
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