Originally Posted by reed1911
Just how vinegar-y is it? That is, does it just have a vinegar background or is it straight vinegar? I agree that it is an infection, however do not throw it out. If it ages well and gets good and vinegar-y it makes for excellent cooking and excellent gifts for other cooks. I've had batches of wine do the same and hold onto it and use it in the kitchen. With that smokey background (assuming since it is a scotch ale) it will be flat awesome for beef and pork, salads, etc...
Thanks that is a great idea.
I am still hoping somehow it is not an infection though I know it is doubtful.
My next question is, is my equipment/bottles ok???
I have made 3 subsequent batches and they turned out great. Now though I have used all my racking equipment on this beer. Will a good PBW rinse and starsan soak be enough??
I have 2 batches lined up for this week and do not want anything to go wrong. The possibly infected batch was only my second batch. I really try to clean/sanitize everything really well so I am surprised at this infection. Perhaps this happened while racking to the secondary since the beer seemed fine in the primary.
Thanks again for the help