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Old 03-28-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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I have an oatmeal stout bottled.. I was asked to bring soem hom brew to a party last night and took a couple of each kind I have bottled. Anyway they went nuts over the oatmeal stout which I hadn't tried yet.. I got home and opened one and it was AWFUL... I don't know the proper description but astringent sounds right..plus a huge foamy ( pop like) head............. This is the third time I have opened individual bottles that were "off" and the rest of the batch be fine.....my sanitation process seems fine and this was a new bottle that was cleaned and sanitized.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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It's possible that the one bottle you opened was infected, or your friends were just being overly polite. Try another bottle and see if it's the same way.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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It's possible that the one bottle you opened was infected, or your friends were just being overly polite. Try another bottle and see if it's the same way.
trying one now it is GOOD!!! NICE HEAD WITHOUT THE CHURNING...no weird tastes.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:10 PM   #4
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Yep, looks like you probably just had a bad bottle. Good thing it's just an odd bottle or two and it wasn't something that made it into the whole batch. Maybe your friends weren't just being nice after all

 
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:24 PM   #5
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or an unsanitary cap?

 
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:35 AM   #6
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third time this has happened ...two different batches. I drop my caps into starsan and put em directly onto the filled bottles out of the starsan....I think maybe I need to tear my bottling bucket completely apart before the next batch.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:45 AM   #7
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I always boil my bottle caps. Starsan should do it, but it doesn't take any extra time to boil them, and I like having the peace of mind.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:51 AM   #8
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how are you sanitizing your bottles? and those spigots on the bottling bucket come completely apart for a thorough cleaning.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
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how are you sanitizing your bottles? and those spigots on the bottling bucket come completely apart for a thorough cleaning.
bottles are all cleaned after use ( rinsed with hot water) then stored in a covred tub....when bottling time comes I line em up on the table and squirt em with starsan using a vinator...do at least 2 squirts...then fill and cap with caps that were in the vinator "trough"
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:49 PM   #10
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Another vouch for the Vinator. I haven't needed to use my bottle brush since I bought mine.
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