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Old 09-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
sag1189
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So I was in the middle of moving this month so I had to unplug my kegerator and store my sealed full kegs in my parents garage for about a month (as sad as it is I decided that my furniture had to come the first trip and beer stuff waited until the second).

I just hooked up my kegs last night and went to draw out some beer. One keg-a saison- was fine. However my ipa in the other keg turned a weird color. It also was overcarbed and tasted gross. It was very tasty when I kegged it a month ago. So I guess I'm just asking is can an infection turn a beer from light (like 5 srm. Light for an ipa) to this color ( see pics ).

Sorry there's not a lot in the pics. I decided to take a pic as I was dumping the last drop.


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Old 09-16-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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"foxing" was a term English brewers used for infection, got its name from the reddish-tinged foam. That kinda looks like a strawberry shake...pretty gnarly...sorry for your loss.



 
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
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Did the beer taste different too? This just happened to me. It was a spotted cow clone from Northern Brewer. No signs of ill fermentation, and when I transferred it, it looked and tasted spot on. I wonder if the used keg has some residue from a soda I can't seem to clean. I've used PBW, following the directions, and have even been flushing with star-san after rinsing out the PBW. Thoughts?

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
sag1189
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Originally Posted by Marcados
Did the beer taste different too? This just happened to me. It was a spotted cow clone from Northern Brewer. No signs of ill fermentation, and when I transferred it, it looked and tasted spot on. I wonder if the used keg has some residue from a soda I can't seem to clean. I've used PBW, following the directions, and have even been flushing with star-san after rinsing out the PBW. Thoughts?
Yeah mine tasted completely awful so there's definitely some bug there. I'm just gonna take the keg apart change the o rings and load it up with star san and hope for the best.

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Was that the first draw from the keg after it sat for a while? That looks to me like you had some settling in the keg and pulled it all out in the first draw.


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