Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:46 pm

Bitter Aftertaste

I am getting a bitter aftertaste in a California Common that I bottled about four weeks ago. The first few bottles that I cracked were great very clean and fruity but as the beer has aged it gets more bitter at the end. I did not have any problems while bottling, the bottles were sanitized with bleach and run through the dishwasher at the sanitize setting. I am storing the bottles in a closet with a very constant temperature of 68 degrees. I only thing that could be a problem is I added silica gel as a fining agent but I've used it in the past with out a problem. I would appreciate any help or advise thanks.
Primary- 3 Hearted IPA, Bitter Brewer
Secondary- Old American Ale
Bottles- California Common, Black IPA, Blood Orange Wheat

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