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Old 12-11-2007, 03:11 AM   #1
Jan 2006
Taos, New Mexico
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Finally tapped the keg of my last batch. It has a sour apple aftertaste. What did I do wrong? Is it time to dump this batch?

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Old 12-11-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
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Nov 2007
Waukesha, WI
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I think I heard that usually means there has been a bacteria infection, were you very carefull with keeping everything clean?

But if it is more like green apples or a fresh cut pumkin, it just needs more time.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:29 PM   #3
mr x
May 2007
Mainly Halifax
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I have had that taste on a green brew as well. Cleared up nice after a month.
This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
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How long since you kegged it? Under a month, it's probably green, over 2 months, probably infected.
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