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Old 11-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Hmmm. What happened here?

I brewed an English Ale with a friend about 10 days ago. We racked to secondary last night and the beer has a mildly sour aroma and taste. Recipe:
3 lbs Muntons Amber LME
1 lb Muntons Amber DME
1 lb Crystal Malt 40L
.5 oz Styrian Goldings (60)
.5 oz Styrian Goldings (15)
.5 oz Willamette (5)
2 pkg Wyeast #1187, Ringwood yeast

First pitch did not take off so we re-pitched 2 days later. Fermented at around 63 to 65 F. I noted when removing the lid that it did not seem to be sealed well, just kind of popped off. I am wondering if I got some contamination from a poor seal.
I welcome any thoughts from the group.

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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It is unlikely your lid's seal had anything to do with it.

For one thing, I've been brewing with "open" fermentation for years. My primary consists of an Ale Pail with a sheet of clear Plexiglas just laid over the mouth of the bucket. I have never - not once - experienced an infection with this method.

For another, you had a 48-hour lag time. It is possible that your wort picked up an infection in that time, before the Ringwood had a chance to get moving.

But chances are you're not infected at all. Chances are it's just young, green beer. Give it a couple of weeks to clarify and age and sample it again.

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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The last time I used ringwood yeast when it was young it tasted that way as well. give it some time. Ringwood yeast is the strangest yeast Ive used so far

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Old 11-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #4
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Give it some time...

I had two batches that I thought were sour. One of them I was almost positive of. I was ready to boil or get rid of a lot of my siphoning equipment.

On the advice of this forum I kept them and eventually kegged them. They both turned out great. Pale Ale was gone w/in 2 weeks of kegging it and I still have a little Kolsch left.

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Old 11-19-2008, 01:54 PM   #5
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Leave it!

Ringwood is a pretty oddball yeast, I wouldn't judge anything brewed with it this early.

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