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Old 12-20-2013, 10:19 PM   #21
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My guess is not waiting long enough for the process to complete....
Possible. The bock went for about two months at the correct temps so I'm not sure about that one. I may have bottled the flat tire clone too early.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #22
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Do your beers look infected? Although beer can be infected without visual signs. after this many batches I would say its aceldehywhateverthefckitis. My extract brews had this flavour. Every one of them and I chalked it up to the unboiled tap water I was adding was somehow causing this flavour. The cure? All grain and never look back

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #23
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Check your bottling bucket spigot (if you're using a three piece). This got me and ruined a couple of batches in a row. **** gets stuck in between the two pieces and grows bacteria, infecting your beer. I know nothing is supposed to get in there, but it does. Run some hot water over it and pull it apart (believe me, it will come apart) and clean in between the pieces. I started using a two piece spigot that doesn't swivel for this exact reason.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #24
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Do your beers look infected? Although beer can be infected without visual signs. after this many batches I would say its aceldehywhateverthefckitis. My extract brews had this flavour. Every one of them and I chalked it up to the unboiled tap water I was adding was somehow causing this flavour. The cure? All grain and never look back
I'm planning on going all grain after the holidays! I'm done with extract twang (and I think it actually exists).
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #25
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Check your bottling bucket spigot (if you're using a three piece). This got me and ruined a couple of batches in a row. **** gets stuck in between the two pieces and grows bacteria, infecting your beer. I know nothing is supposed to get in there, but it does. Run some hot water over it and pull it apart (believe me, it will come apart) and clean in between the pieces. I started using a two piece spigot that doesn't swivel for this exact reason.
Good call. I'll check it ASAP. I have one of those swivel taps as well.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #26
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A quarter? It's more like several dollars per batch if you don't reuse it. 5 gallons on bottling day and 5 gallons on brew day. It adds up. Maybe I'm just cheap.
Huh? Several dollars? You mix one ounce per 5 gallons and you shouldn't need 5g for a brew day. I mix 2.5 in a 5g bucket and that's more than enough
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #27
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Huh? Several dollars? You mix one ounce per 5 gallons and you shouldn't need 5g for a brew day. I mix 2.5 in a 5g bucket and that's more than enough

It's a contact sanitizer. You don't need to fill the bucket and the carboy and all that. I usually make just a 1Qt spray bottle full. Pour a little in the carboy and swirl it around spray it through tubing and onto other implements and I've done this for hundreds of batches. There is no need to make gallons and gallons of the stuff each time you brew.
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Sweet. That's great advice and much cheaper than doing a 5 gallon batch. Thanks!

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Default Just an observation regarding double posts...

I really resent that this poster has the same sour beer problem being discussed in 2 different forums. Here's the other one.

We've doubled up on pretty much every solution regarding contamination, bottling buckets, spigots etc. I think one of these threads ought to be closed. This one is in Fermentation & Yeast and sanitation has little to do with that. The other thread is in the beginners forum, where issues like that are common and in the right place.

We shouldn't lose the wisdom of these 2 threads so i do not suggest deleting one of them.

It is just really bad forum etiquette to have double threads running. And a waste of time.
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