I recently brewed a porter kit purchased from a LHBS. It was an extract + grain kit ... very easy, right? Brewed up & fermented beautifully, bottled it, tasted it in a couple weeks - not bad. A week or so later take a bunch of it to a family picnic - excellent reviews. Hand a few 6-packs out ... my brother says now that the beer's aged a few more weeks it tastes like cider.
Sure enough I pop one open, smells cidery, tastes funky and sweet, seems to be some extra carbonation in there ...
Any ideas what I've done wrong? I'm VERY into sanitization (Iodophor) and followed my hydrometer readings ... I dont' understand why the beer was so good at first, and then so quickly went bad.
Thanks for any advice you can give me ...
Just bottled: Scottish Heather Ale - YUM