I have been kegging my beer for almost two years and have not no off flavors when I keg; however, I have been experiencing some off flavors lately when I have bottled directly from the keg (BierMuncher & Blichmann methods) and when bottling directly from bottling bucket. Any help is appreciated.
The off flavors that I have been experiencing typically are not noticeable until 3+ weeks after bottling. The appearance becomes very hazy and the CO2 bubbles seem larger than normal (if that makes any sense). The nose is dominated by a sweet aroma that overpowers any hop smell that may have been there in the past. The taste is very sweet as well to the point that it is extremely cloying.
Bottling from keg:
I have bottled from the keg using the Blichmann beer gun and BierMuncher methods. I heavily sanitize all of the equipment, bottles, and bottle caps w/ StarSan. I know that the off flavors are when I bottle because the beer that remains in the keg is excellent.
Bottling from bee bucket:
Again, I sanitize everything heavily with StarSan, including the bottling bucket, auto-siphon, bottles, and bottle caps.
Am I picking up some sort of infection when I bottle? I also wonder if it is oxygen related. The only piece of equipment that I use to bottle but never for kegging is the bottle capper. Could I be getting an infection from the capper?
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