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Old 06-10-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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Whenever someone asks "is this infected?" everyone says go look on google or just wait, your fine. But if it is infected, what are you actually supposed to do? is there medicine for it? do you dump it? does it dissappear?



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Old 06-10-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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some will bottle anyway. i would dump. JMO



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Old 06-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Whats the taste?

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Old 06-10-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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Depends - if you would still drink it, go ahead and bottle; it's not going to kill you or make you sick. If it's unpalatable, there's nothing you can really do - the damage has already been done.

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Old 06-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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Yup, I had a batch that I split between two kegs and the one that sat around aging definitely went bad. I think I isolated it down to a dirty autosiphon and no matter how much it hurts, that beer has to be dumped. I was just happy that I drank the first 5 gallons before the contamination started affecting the drinkability.

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Old 06-10-2009, 06:26 PM   #6
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I was just happy that I drank the first 5 gallons before the contamination started affecting the drinkability.
Did you brew a bud light clone?
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As Axl Rose once said:

"you can use your [infection]
Let it take you where it may
We live and learn
And then sometimes it's best to walk away"

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Old 06-10-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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i see. its all up to personal opinion.

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yup. Someone posted that he just called his infected batch a "sour" and friends loved it.
I dump mine. it's nasty and I don't like sour beer.
but in all the batches I've made, I've dumped three. And each time, I renew my focus on cleaning and sanitation. Throw out all my plastic, etc.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:08 PM   #10
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putting the above aside; is it possible for beer already fermented to 9.5% (or to any %) to get an infection or does the alcohol kill it? I started this thread because my beer looked infected, but I soon realized its OK, so now im just firing off curiosities to you guys.



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