I just forced carbonated my first batch ever of brew and it taste awful. Basically not drinkable and if it doesn't improve I'll dump I believe it's a bit under carbonated but it still shouldn't test all that bad should it? Hard to describe, maybe a flat Bud light. I turned the PSI up to 50 and rolled the keg, slowly turning the pressure down. About 10 min. of rolling and then tried a sample when PSI was down to 10. I forced the carb after the beer spent one night in the keg in the fridge, so it was cold. Will cold conditioning help this over a few days? It needs to get A LOT better to drink.
A little background:
My first batch, Danstar dry yeast, extract, SG 1.036, FG 1.004, ~ABV 4.1%, strong fermentation day 2, used FermoTemp and ThermoStar control to keep at 70 (cooler Seattle basement), fermentation in primary became very quiet in days 3-4, 2 weeks in primary, 4 weeks in secondary, 3 gallons in keg, bottled the other 2 gallons (bottles are conditioning for 2 weeks). Used kitchen stove to boil, decent ice bath in sink, followed instructions and fairly certain I hit timing and temps on all aspects. The color is beautiful, not so much the taste.
This is quite frustrating. I have 2 more batches coming through, the bourbon porter and caribou, and have bought and used a bunch more gear: kegging, carboy, 3 FermoTemps and controllers, flasks, EdelMetal burner (used on 3rd batch) etc.
Fingers crossed cold conditioning will help?! thank you