Brewed an all grain Brown Ale on the 12th of December for Christmas. Keged about 3 gallons for Christmas, was still kinda new so I let it sit. I bottled a couple of 20oz's for the New Year from the keg and it was tasting allot better.
The rest of the 7 gallons was still in the plastic conical; this is my first time using the conical so I'm not sure on everything with it. I did dump the shrub and the rest of the yeast, I thought. Went to Keg the rest of it on the 4th of January and found there was still some yeast in the bottom. I have one of the plastic conical's with the Bulkhead fitting on the bottom, yeast was trapped on that rim. After keging it the flavor is not nearly as good as the new years flavor. There is a bitter orange peel flavor that is not desirable.
Any thoughts to where it came from, my thought is the yeast left in the fermenter. Am I right in hoping that I should just store it in the basement in the keg with a couple pound of pressure in hopes the flavor with subdue?
Thanks for any help in advance!