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Old 12-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #11
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Did u secondary i am having the same problem i didnt secondary and that mite be why
Others who are qualified have given good advice. Ignore this


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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #12
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Why do u say that
Secondary would have nothing to do with an infection unless his secondary container somehow contained the infection.


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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #13
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Another possibility is too much carbonation. When i over carb i find there is a bite to it. Try less priming sugar
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
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An easy way to tell if its the bottling bucket is to prime a few bottles directly and fill them straight from the carboy. If they don't go sour and the same batch bottled from the bucket do, you'll know its the source of the problem.

on a completely different angle, what yeast are you using? Some of the british ones go a little weird when bottle conditioning (i'm looking at you wy1968!)
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #15
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Probably. The bacteria (lacto or more likely pedio) and/or wild yeasts that are infecting his beer work slowly. Which is why you don't taste them at first, and why they are getting worse over time.

It's definitely a sanitation issue that you're having. Still waiting for more details as to your bottling day. But it sounds like the other guys in this thread have it figured out.
I'm sort of hijacking this thread as I have the same issue.
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I wash all my stuff in dish soap and water, then towel dry it. I take the little filter off the end of my auto siphon and take the inner tube out. I take the tubing off the siphon and wash everything apart.
Then I rinse it all in iodiphor.
I wash bottles in soap and water, rinse, then fill them and let each sit for a few minutes full of iodiphor, poor it out and start filling with beer.
I do not use a spigot to fill but use my siphon with wand.
I don't see how it could be dirt bottles as after three week with 25 remaining you'd think I got at least one or two clean bottles.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:46 AM   #16
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Noob here... if it gets worse over time, are your caps sealed properly?
If that was the issue, would not the beer go flat?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #17
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"Then I rinse it all in iodiphor."

That is likely your problem. Iodiphor is not a contact santizer. You need to soak everything for at least a minute. You also may not get getting the tops of the bottle and caps sanitized either if they aren't submerged. Same goes for your carboy or bucket.
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"Then I rinse it all in iodiphor."

That is likely your problem. Iodiphor is not a contact santizer. You need to soak everything for at least a minute. You also may not get getting the tops of the bottle and caps sanitized either if they aren't submerged. Same goes for your carboy or bucket.
When I say rinse, I mean put 3 gallons worth in my brew pot and submruge and fill 6 to 8 bottles at a time and leave them there for a few minutes.


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