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I have brewed Voodoo Magic recipe from MrB.... after two weeks in fermenter it tastes kinda cidery.... the recipe has brown sugar in it.... is that where taste is from? I fermented at 70 degrees ....any input appreciated..

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According to the experts, the cidery flavor comes from acetaldehyde, which is an early byproduct of fermentation and not necessarily directly attributed to cane sugars, but could also be a natural byproduct of the yeast, or of a rapid fermentation...in any event, as Oly says, patience, and it will condition its way out during secondary fermentation/conditioning.

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Let it ferment another week, then bottle, IM drinking one as we speak, I fermented it for 3 weeks, I bottled it on Jan 20th let it carb and condition at room temp for 4 weeks and 1 week in the fridge and its delicious

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No mine was more sweet but I didnt taste it until the 3rd week, then i bottled,and keep it in a pantry where it sits at about 68 70 degrees, then ill put a couple in the fridge a few days before i drink them, ill post a pic

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I made a version back in March '09. Look for any threads with 'deja voodoo' in the title or body. My notes from back then say 'very cidery'. I tried the first one after only 24 hours in the fridge (after 2 weeks carbing). The off flavors are understandable.

Let 'em age and you will be very pleased...

Looking at my notes, this one needs a revisit. Holy Cow, it was batch number 2...!!??

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was you temp 70 F? to me that may be a tad high, what yeast did you use? try 65 F next time, if you use the fromunda yeast and yes i know that that yeast works up to 76 but, remember that is ambiant temp, in side the keg, the temp will be about 5 degress higher because the yeasties getting busy

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Brian is right about high temps making fast fermentation. This makes sweeter beer to begin carb/cond time. However... it all smooths out if you can leave it in the bottle for 4+ weeks. Try one or two at 4 wks and see what you think.

Low Tech must be a Blues fan. Kenny Wayne Shepard had a song called Deja Voodoo... inspired by Jimi and Voodoo Child?

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