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Old 10-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #21
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Straight up infection. Aceto?
+1. Could be something missed in the kegs, or something funky in the lines or disconnects thats being passed through to the kegs once it all gets hooked up, or even inproper sanitation when you transferred to the kegs that just took a little time to grow. If you look inside the kegs is there any oily looking film or white residue building up on the surface of the beer? Little spiderweb looking formations perhaps? Maybe some fuzzy looking bubbles?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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Any idea how an infection could take over so rapidly after all of the transferring was complete? It had been sitting for 2 weeks carbing then all of a sudden...
Were you taking little samples for flavor/carb checks during those couple of weeks but otherwise leaving them be? Could have just been pulling beer in the lines if you weren't pulling full pints and it wasn't till you got past the "saved" beer in the lines that you started drawing the funked beer in the keg. Also the infection could be working from one place in the volume of beer out, and just recently reached the port to start pulling into the lines when you pulled the latest pint. Infections don't generally take over the entire volume of beer all at once but spread through growth, reproduction and diffusion through the liquid. Until that process spreads throughout the entire volume of fluid you could have some areas that taste perfectly fine and others that taste like something you wring out from a dirty gym bag. If it is an infection, make sure you VERY thoroughly clean and sanitize all the lines, faucets and disconnects before hooking up any more good beer to them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #23
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+1. Could be something missed in the kegs, or something funky in the lines or disconnects thats being passed through to the kegs once it all gets hooked up, or even inproper sanitation when you transferred to the kegs that just took a little time to grow. If you look inside the kegs is there any oily looking film or white residue building up on the surface of the beer? Little spiderweb looking formations perhaps? Maybe some fuzzy looking bubbles?
Somewhat oily surface, not sure if that is from the starsan or infection but there were small whitish floaties. Dumped it all, broke down all kegs, taps, hoses, carboys, and equipment. Soaked in PBW, scrubbed down and rinsed with starsan, replaced all co2 and beer lines. Holefly whatever it was is fine for good. Just transferred an amber to the Newley cleaned kegs, kegs should be good but who knows about that batch because it was made with same equipment as the spoiled batch.
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