Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Astringent Aftertaste in Your Homebrew?

If your homebrew consistently has an astringent afterbite (it makes your mouth pucker), it most likely is simply that you are overdosing your hops. If your beer is consistently bitter try two things:

First, the quantity of your hop infusions, and

Second, be sure that, when steeping your grains that you do not steep at above 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

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