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Old 02-25-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default bottled 90 min ipa clone, weird.

So I tried a bottle after a week of a 90 min ipa clone. The first bottle smelled and tasted of bananas and was flat, I grabbed another that was carbed and had no hint of banana. It got hot during fermentation for a few hours but got it under control. Did I have an infected bottle? Did i not get the pruning solution mixed in? I used 4 oz of corn sugar in about 4.5 gallons of beer. I had another flat one a few days ago and there was no hint of banana at all......
Before bottling it tasted great as does this carbed bottle I am drinking now. I used nottingham yeast.

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BTW all of the botles were thoroughly rinsed, then soaked in a strong solution of starsan for 20+ minutes as well as the bottle caps.

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:57 AM   #3
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How hot? How long?

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65-68, a week tomorrow for in the bottles. It got up to 80 during the ferment for 5 or less hours. The pre bottling sample had no hint of bananers.
The ferment other than the hot period was 65-68.

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The smell of bananas was Probibly caused by isoamyl acetate - a chemical that is produced in limited amounts in fermentation of hefeweizens. That one bottle I would guess was not sanitary enough ( for what ever reason) . As for the sporatic carbonation - how did your fermentation go overall? Aside from it got a little hot- how was your lag time? How does your cake look? Did fermentation get going off to a good start& then stall out? What's your finishing gravity ?

I ask questions , because I have had similar problems , and just want to narrow my answers a little .

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Fermentation was extremely violent and had less than 6-10 hour lag time, went from 082 to 011 or 10 in less than 7 days. I dry hopped with 4 oz. The only hint of banana was in 1 of 3 bottles this far. Maybe I should grab another to see how widespread this is?

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And the cake was uniform and looked pretty compact.

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Just cracked open another an no banana at all, slightly carbed but far from ready. These beers aren't easy to sample a bunch of let me te you that.
BTW I racked this into the secondary to clear it, also used 5-8 drops of biofine, I'm trying to think of everything.

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Yeah do go through the lot and see which ones didn't carb up right. In general, I give my beers at least 2 weeks to bottle condition ( sours and Saisons I give at least a month), I have noticed you will see inconsistencies in carbonation before allowing a proper amount of time to condition .

Other then that - I would say the inconsistencies may be due to sanitation. Also, I like to turn my priming sugar into a simple syrup- just mix it with a small amount of water ( enough to barely wet it ) , boil for 5 minutes and cool- then add that to your bottling bucket . I find consistency from bottle to bottle to be a lot better .

Hope the best! Cheers to beers !

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