From the HBD Archive
From: dw <Wegeng.Henr@Xerox.COM>
Subject: Re: My beer tastes like wine!
Date: 1989-07-14 19:47:09 GMT

Paul Close writes:

>For simplicity, I decided to use a pre-hopped extract kit (an ale). I
>added the water and corn sugar, boiled the whole 5 gallons, chilled it in
>the sink until it was cooled (an hour or so), and added the yeast, which I
>had started earlier.

You don't give any specifics about the recipe, but it sounds like the kit
called for adding a can of malt extract and a bunch of corn sugar. If so,
then the corn sugar is probably the source of the problem. I'm not an
expert on the specifics, but in general corn sugar adds a cidery taste to
beer. Next time add a can of plain, light extract in place of the corn
sugar for boiling (but continue to prime with corn sugar - 3/4 is too
little to have much affect on the taste of the beer).


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