I finished brewing my first batch ever and when we tried it today for the first time it had a flat and unpleasant after taste which I can only describe as lack of taste.

Description of the brewing. The beer spent 2 weeks in the bottles might that be the reason ? Should it be longer ? What controls the after taste of the beer ?

  • Good idea, didn't know there is a homebrew stack exchange. I will definitely use it from now on. Ilk try and provide a detailed account of the brewing process. Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 19:44
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    Hard to say without a bit more information. Can you update your question to include some details about the ingredients and processes you used? Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 18:58
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    Did you prime the beer with sugar before bottling? Had the fermentation completed? Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 16:59

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Did it pssst when you opened the bottle? I leave my bottles one week at ferm temperature, then 3 weeks as cool as possible to help the CO2 get absorbed in to the beer to make it fizzy.

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