How low is to low?

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How low is to low?

Postby ryanshelton » Sat Oct 22, 2016 15:47

Me and Rob have recently brewed 2 kits and hooked them up to taps in the bar. For some reason they both taste 'off'. Not like an infection off though. They fermented in the brew shed, outside which obviously this time of year can get quite cold but Rob(who was keeping an eye on them) said they both fermented well.

Could the low fermenting temp affect the taste?

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Re: How low is to low?

Postby robwalker » Sat Oct 22, 2016 15:53

You'd probably get a high fg before anything else but any kind of stressed yeast might kick out problematic flavours. What yeast and what temp?
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Re: How low is to low?

Postby ryanshelton » Sat Oct 22, 2016 15:57

They were both kits so I'm unsure on the yeast. One was the sundew from woodfordes. As for temp, probably no more than 12-13c in daytime and obviously colder at night


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Re: How low is to low?

Postby robwalker » Sat Oct 22, 2016 16:06

Hmm. Rubbery, estery?
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Re: How low is to low?

Postby ryanshelton » Sat Oct 22, 2016 16:14

robwalker wrote:Hmm. Rubbery, estery?


No nether really. I'm beginning to think it's more like Fusel alcohol? After getting they women to taste them both they both say one is definitely worse than they other but none can say what it tastes like!

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Re: How low is to low?

Postby supersteve » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:26

Fermentation needs constant temperature control, big fluctuations can lead to strange off flavours from my experience.
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