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Strong Smelling Wort

Discussion in 'All Grain Brewing' started by Neil Buttriss, 8/1/19.

 

  1. Neil Buttriss

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    Posted 8/1/19
    I done a brew the other day and at the end of the boil the Wort had a very strong sweetish odour about it, I wasn't to worried I did the hot cube and when I transferred in to the fermented the odour was still there but not quite as strong, it has been working away now for 4 days the odour has got weaker but is still there.
    My grain bill was new and a bit of an experiment as I hadn't used 2 of them before:
    3.75kg of Ale Malt
    300g of Munich
    200g of aromatic

    The grains didn't have a bad taste to them when I tried them, the Wort was pretty sweet tasting at the end quite pleasant actually
     
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    Posted 8/1/19
    Wort?
     
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    OK detective Wort
     
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    You're welcome
     
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    Posted 8/1/19
    Is there a question in there, or are you just making an observation?
     
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    Posted 8/1/19
    As I haven't used Munich or Aromatic before Im just wondering if it should have an unusual odour or maybe I might have used to much of one or the other. All my other brews were pretty neutral smelling but this one is very strong
     
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    Well both Munich and Aromatic would increase the malty aroma and flavour over and above base malts.
    Perhaps this is what you are experiencing?
     
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    Thank You, yep Im only on All Grain 6 and these are both new malts to me, I thought it would increase the maltiness but didn't expect the sweetness. It's a very distinct flavour so far. I was thinking maybe a bit heavy on the aromatic malt but its about experimenting. Also first time using the Malts from House of Malt.
     
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    No expert myself, never used both aromatic and munich in the same brew.
    Hopefully the yeast will chew away that sweetness and leave you a lovely malty beer :)
     
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