Originally Posted by BrooZer
I dont know, they taste good but are getting more bland I think than when they were first ready.
I have never mixed my beer and priming solution other than syphoning the beer into the bottling bucket. Is something else neccesary?
Unless they taste sour and dryer than normal, it's probably not an infection. I've had two infected batches...and every single bottle from each batch gushed, and they all tasted sour.
Given that some bottles are NOT gushers, I'm going to say that it's not an infection. If it were an infection, then it'd either be ALL the bottles, or just one or two, given that a normal rate of infection from an infection IN THE BOTTLES is pretty damned low if you're using standard sanitizing techniques.
I always always ALWAYS stir the beer once I've added the priming sugar, and then I re-stir it periodically during bottling, just to be sure. You don't have to worry about oxidation if you stir gently.