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Old 07-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Third All-grain batch, first to dump?

Ok, I've read the threads about how to never dump a beer but I think this one is the exception. I brewed an all-grain cherry wheat ale from a kit Midwest puts together. It's a straight forward simple kit that you add cherry extract to when you keg. I did everything the same as I always do when it comes to sanitation but this beer smells and tastes like dirty dish water. More specifically like an old sponge. It's been sitting in the keg for a couple months with no noticeable change. The only thing I did different this time around is I aerated the wort before pitching. I used a 2 micron stone with an air pump and an in-line filter. Could I have contaminated the wort? Will this thing ever become drinkable or should I toss it?

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Old 07-27-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Have you actually tasted it?

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I did everything the same as I always do when it comes to sanitation but this beer smells and tastes like dirty dish water. More specifically like an old sponge.
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That is not a good sign. Did you use tap water or anything that could have introduced chlorine or iodine into your brewing water?

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I used water filtered with a 2 stage, under sink, water filter.

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dump it. it's beer not gold.

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So what was the occasion that you first drank dirty dishwater.............+1 on dumping

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So what was the occasion that you first drank dirty dishwater.............+1 on dumping
Somehow I knew someone would say something like that, lol. I'm thinking that the "dishwater" smell can only mean bacterial infection and unless I'm wrong, it can't be fixed.
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