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Old 07-16-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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I've got a beer with a blanket of fur on the top of the liquid so I'm pretty sure I've got an infection. Not sure how? It was a stuck fermentation that I racked over onto a cake from a beer that was fine. I guess it had to be the tubing or racking cane? Time for some replacements I guess. Back to the question, if you've ever had an infection, did you go ahead and bottle it or sadly pour it down the drain?



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Old 07-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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how does it taste?



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I'm sick and I can't taste that well to add insult to injury.

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If the fermenter isn't going to be used soon, there's little point in dumping it. Just my opinion. Even if it does taste okay, if I detected any sort of off-flavor even close in magnitude to a subtle hop taste, then I would dump it. Not worth the time to bottle something you're probably not going to drink.

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I'm gonna rack it to secondary and let it hang out and see what it does. Then I can also taste it after some more time and I'm not sick. We'll see what it does. Either way I probably need to place another order and brew it up agian.

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:12 AM   #6
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I'm too lazy to link it but there is an entire thread devoted to never dumping your beer - time heals all things, even beer. I recently had an infected batch that tasted like satans used douche water but I bottled anyone. I'll forget about the bottles for about a month and see if anything improved. if not I'll still keep them until I absolutely need to use the bottles. don't dump.

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I'm too lazy to link it but there is an entire thread devoted to never dumping your beer - time heals all things, even beer. I recently had an infected batch that tasted like satans used douche water but I bottled anyone. I'll forget about the bottles for about a month and see if anything improved. if not I'll still keep them until I absolutely need to use the bottles. don't dump.
If they don't clean up you can always give them to that annoying friend or neighbor to discourage them from constantly mooching your beer.
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If they don't clean up you can always give them to that annoying friend or neighbor to discourage them from constantly mooching your beer.
Hahaha, thats funny as hell. Unfortunately I tend to follow the homebrewers code, always offer a beer (I guess that would be a beer though). If they dont like it offer them a different one and drink it yourself. I guess its just always nice to have a neighbor or a friend to drink with. And when you offer that first beer give em a small one, some people dont like all beer.
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Not all infections taste bad. It can be infected but still be drinkable, although with a different taste than the one you were going for.

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I'd let it sit and see what happens.



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