How come so many first time home brewers have problems with infections? The rules are, anything after the boil is subject to infection and everything that touches the beer should be sterilized. Failure at any point after the boil will result in infected beer. Use Starsan @1oz per 5 gallons and everything has to go in the sterilizer! Your hands should be sterile too or at least wear sterile gloves.
Fermentor 1: Bill's House Ale II, Fermentor 2: German Helles, Fermentor 3: Bill's Schworzbier (Black Bier)
Tap 1: Bill's House Ale II, Tap 2: German Hefewizen, Tap 3: Nut Brown Ale
Future Brews: Stone IPA Clone, Blonde Ale, Budvar Clone, Newcastle Clone
New toy: Blichmann 27 gallon fermentor
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