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I've had two batches in the last year that have had some similar characteristics to what you describe. The beers looked, smelled, and tasted great until the very end, as I swallowed. I described the flavor as "earthy," "dirty," or "dusty." People perceive and describe flavors differently, and I wonder if what I tasted isn't what you describe as "extremely ...


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Would you consider the aftertaste to be astringent (sucking a used tea bag)? In that case I would guess that you over-sparged. It might also be from an infection. Rubber is usually from chlorine in the water or from washing/sanitizing products that were not properly rinsed (or not diluted to recommended ratios). But, it can also be from an infection. My ...


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Acetaldehyde after bottling is a classic sign of oxygen exposure, and is the main reason we wait a week or more before drinking bottled homebrew. Noticeable CO2 shows up in just a few days, but the acetaldehyde (normal byproduct of glycolysis) only gets converted to alcohol later, when there is no more oxygen around. From your procedure, I think you are ...



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