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Offline Grummore

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Strange smell...
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:02:31 PM »
Hi!

Last year I made a raspberry beer which was quite a success. Unfortunately, this year, I made the "same" beer (thought so) and for a reason unknown to me, the taste and smell isn't what I thought it should be.

The beer smell like tomato juice.

It has an acid taste like a raspberry beer should have, but the raspberry is veeerrrryyyy far.

Anybody know what happened?

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Style: Fruit Beer
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 25.36 L
Post Boil Volume: 23.96 L
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 L   
Bottling Volume: 21.00 L
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 19.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 19.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt              Name                                             Type          #          %/IBU         Volume       
0.15 kg          Flaked Oats [Steep] (2.2 SRM)                    Adjunct       1          2.4 %         0.11 L       
0.30 kg          Caramel / Crystal 10L [Steep] (10.0 SRM)         Grain         2          4.7 %         0.20 L       
0.10 kg          Caramel / Crystal 20L [Steep] (20.0 SRM)         Grain         3          1.6 %         0.07 L       
0.84 kg          DME Golden Light (Briess) [Boil] (4.0 SRM)       Dry Extract   4          13.2 %        0.54 L       
3.00 kg          LME Pilsen Light (Briess) [Boil] (2.3 SRM)       Extract       5          47.0 %        2.09 L       
25.00 g          Willamette [5.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min              Hop           6          14.3 IBUs     -             
1.50 Items       Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)                Fining        7          -             -             
25.00 g          Willamette [5.30 %] - Boil 10.0 min              Hop           8          5.2 IBUs      -             
1.00 tsp         Yeast Energizer (Boil 10.0 mins)                 Other         9          -             -             
2.0 pkg          Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 (Fermentis / S Yeast         10         -             -             
1.90 L           Raspberry Puree - Vintner's [Secondary]          Juice         11         31.2 %        1.90 L       


Mash Schedule: Mash Steps
Total Grain Weight: 6.38 kg
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Offline Kevin58

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Re: Strange smell...
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 07:35:39 AM »
The cause could be anything from the ingredients to the process or even sanitation related. It would be great if you have the .bsmx files from both recipes and attach them here for comparison.
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Offline Grummore

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Re: Strange smell...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 08:02:53 PM »
I will do this as soon as I can, but thank you for the reply.

As of now, the taste changed and it's getting closer to what it should be. Although, it's not the same beer as last year. I'm out for the moment, but I will be back in two weeks with more time for beer!

Thanks!