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January 2000

I've been making my own homebrew for a couple years. For some reason, whenever I make an amber beer, it has a cider taste to it. The amber style beer is my favorite when I visit different microbreweries. What do you think I'm doing wrong that makes my ambers have a cidery taste. Thanks, Brian

Beer Dave answers Brian: You are probably fermenting at a temperature that is too high. Try to ferment under cooler conditions. Also I suggest that you use a liquid yeast. Two great suppliers of liquid yeast are Wyeast and White Labs. Try visiting Brew Your Own for more advanced info.

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