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View Poll Results: How many infections so far?
0 48 69.57%
1-3 18 26.09%
4-7 2 2.90%
8-10 1 1.45%
Every time (Brett!) 0 0%
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:10 PM   #11
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Sep 2006
Ontario, Canada
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Just one for me. I didn't properly supervise a helper who cleaned the bottling bucket after a bottling session. I assumed it was properly cleaned when I used it next time but it had an infection in the spigot that didn't get cleaned and it messed up a batch. From that point on I always disassemble my spigot and keep it separate from the bucket during storage and to make sure all surfaces are cleaned.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:28 PM   #12
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Sep 2007
El Cajon
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Knock on wood, I've only had a single bottle go south on me so far. Must have missed some crud in the bottom. Bummer to, it was the last bottle of a realy nice pale ale.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:32 PM   #13
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Apr 2007
Pasadena, MD
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Portions of one batch way back in '93 or '94. The thing is it wasn't even a beer I wanted to brew, but a "Mexican Cerveza" I brewed for a friend. Maybe I wasn't as careful with it since it wasn't something I wanted to even do.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:00 PM   #14
Nov 2007
Elmira, NY
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2 out of 100+ batches so far. Did not make it to the keg.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:06 PM   #15
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Apr 2007
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0 for over 400. Now I have had one that came out undrinkable, but I think that was my fault with the recipe.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:19 PM   #16
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Apr 2006
Union City, CA
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My second batch ever (hefe) and an oktoberfest last spring... man, now I'm going to have to brew to get over it....

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:27 PM   #17
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Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
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Never had an infection, probably done close to 40 batches by now. ... I need to count em up before it's too late.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:53 PM   #18
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Oct 2006
Cincinnati, OH
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Fermenting beer in a pumpkin = mold in pumpkin = infection
Primary - Pale Mild, Ginger Ale, Brown Porter
Secondary - Stupid Berliner Weiss that won't sour...

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:54 PM   #19
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Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
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Still no one over 3!

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Old 11-15-2007, 05:10 PM   #20
Jan 2007
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My last one I thought was infected (strong smell weird alcohol taste) but I took it to the LHBS and they smelled it and said it got too hot and it went fusel. I never saw mold or anything that looked bad but the smell was pretty off.
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