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Old 04-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Me and my friend brewed our first batch of a Dark England Boch at first there was a problem with gushing but after it chilled it was fine. Now it smells really awkward but it has a wonderful after taste it kind of has a bit of an acidity smell, anyone know what’s up?

 
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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bacterial infection.
That is why it gushed. Solution, clean your bottles more carefully next time. Look at an unopened bottle of this batch. You will probably see a deposit on the inside around the fill line. Use a bottle brush when you clean the bottles.

As for this batch, well, if it tastes all right, just don't smell it.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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really it will be alright to drink it? IF SO THAN

 
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:35 PM   #4
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I've had 2 bacterial infections. gushers and sourness. I wouldn't count on it getting any better---probably worse. But hold on to it and see what happens in a couple months. It may be okay...but if it is indeed a bacterial infection, it probably won't be.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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How long was it in the bottle before you tasted it? Are you sure it was fully fermented before you bottled. The gusher could be from still having too much fermentable sugar in the beer at bottling time and the strange smell could be just young beer. If it tastes good I would think it is probably not infected.

I would suggest giving it more time, see how it is in a couple of weeks.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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you know what they say, If it smells like fish and tastes like chicken, plug you nose and keep on lickin'

And sanitize more thoroughly next time
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really it will be alright to drink it? IF SO THAN

According to Uncle Charlie "Because of beer's acidity and alcohol content, there are no known pathogens thast can survive in beer; therefore, you aren't going to die."

The flavor may or may not go down hill in the long run, but it won't kill you.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:23 PM   #8
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Than heres to beer

 
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:27 PM   #9
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