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Old 08-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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I'm steadily polishing off the last half dozen bottles of a 70 Shiling that probably got infected. It has some of the usual symptoms. Early in its life, it was astringent, which has finally aged out (after almost 2 years). There is a krausen ring on the bottles. And these things foam like crazy. I even had two bottles explode.

Here's my question: anyone ever get a strong lemon flavor from an infection? I can't figure out where this flavor came from. The ingredients included:

British pale malt
20L Crystal malt
Amber malt
Smoked Pilsen
Peated malt
CaraWheat
Kent Goldings
White Labs 1728 - Scottish Ale
Oak Chip

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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I'm steadily polishing off the last half dozen bottles of a 70 Shiling that probably got infected. It has some of the usual symptoms. Early in its life, it was astringent, which has finally aged out (after almost 2 years). There is a krausen ring on the bottles. And these things foam like crazy. I even had two bottles explode.

Here's my question: anyone ever get a strong lemon flavor from an infection? I can't figure out where this flavor came from. The ingredients included:

British pale malt
20L Crystal malt
Amber malt
Smoked Pilsen
Peated malt
CaraWheat
Kent Goldings
White Labs 1728 - Scottish Ale
Oak Chip
Man, two years. You are a trooper!
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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It wasn't intentional. I sometimes lose beer in my cellar. When I run low, I do inventory and clear out (drink) all the oldies.

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WOW that a big cellar

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