Originally Posted by kosh
The beer in the bottles came out drinkable, kind of tastes a little like some "green" beer but my cousin likes it so I might give it all to him....I can barely drink one beer and I have had enough. It seems carbonated enough and has a nice creamy head with really fine bubbles but the head doesn't stay for long.
I opened one of the 64oz bottles over the weekend and it is flat, seems like it didn't carbonate. I hope they aren't all that way.
The head not staying long is often due to soap residue in the glass. Make up a salt paste to scrub the glass with. Pickling salt or kosher salt is best. They are not iodized.
Put some bottles away to condition longer. Some bad beers can taste pretty good after a few months of aging. Try one a week just to check. Chill each one a couple of days before opening.
I hope they turn out for you. Experience can be great teacher. It is also sometimes a bummer.