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Old 09-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
ChuckD
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After researching beer contamination for several hours, I can't seem to find anything that meets my criteria.

I'm working with a canned extract. The beer has been in the primary for a week now. Today I went to check it's progress with a hydrometer and noticed an off smell. It smells almost like wine. It has a sour taste and foamed up pretty bad. Any thoughts?



 
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
billvon
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After researching beer contamination for several hours, I can't seem to find anything that meets my criteria.

I'm working with a canned extract. The beer has been in the primary for a week now. Today I went to check it's progress with a hydrometer and noticed an off smell. It smells almost like wine. It has a sour taste and foamed up pretty bad. Any thoughts?
Leave it be. Some fermentations stink and produce perfectly fine beer.

 
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:17 PM   #3
businesstime
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After researching beer contamination for several hours, I can't seem to find anything that meets my criteria.

I'm working with a canned extract. The beer has been in the primary for a week now. Today I went to check it's progress with a hydrometer and noticed an off smell. It smells almost like wine. It has a sour taste and foamed up pretty bad. Any thoughts?
A lot of hydro samples are pretty nasty, sour and taste like wine or vinegar. Think about it- you're drinking warm, flat beer. Ever try warm, flat beer? On top of that, it's only a week old.

 
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