From the HBD Archive
From: Dr. T. Andrews <tanner@ki4pv>
Subject: Batch #17, and Excessive Bitterness
Date: 1989-05-25 00:43:22 GMT

Well, it wasn't that long ago that someone wrote about fear that his
beer would be too bitter, and with hope that it might age. I am
writing this from home, and near at hand is the balance of a mug-full
of batch #17. Extra-strong heavily hopped wheat beer, made in the
middle of winter.

It was very bitter. After a month in the bottles, it was too bitter
to enjoy. Not green, but too strong and too bitter. After two months,
the same. But, after four months, I have some very fine beer. No
samples available via e-mail, of course (I did carry some up to share
with family on a recent trip), but I will offer the advice that a
strong, hoppy beer sometimes requires that you wait.

Relax, don't worry, {be happy,have a homebrew}. Let that bitter
stuff sit in the bottles for a few months. Be prepared to share.

Dr. T. Andrews, Systems
CompuData, Inc. DeLand
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