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Old 06-08-2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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Default How do you know when it is infected?

I'm brewing the first batch and was wondering how do you know when it is infected? There is some funky smells coming from it. Now granted, I spilled a little wort when I took the OG and failed to clean it up (I'm on crutches, give me a break) so the infection could be coming from there. But how do you know for certain that a batch is infected? I'm not too worried about my beer, it looks fine but any feedback on this would be great.

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Old 06-08-2008, 05:12 AM   #2
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fermentation always smells funky. your beer is fine.

you'll know its infected when you taste it in 3 weeks and it tastes like vinegar.

don't worry, its not likely

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(Relax don't worry have a store bought beer because it's your first home brew and you don't have any home brew to drink)

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Oh, you'll know. Sulfur/eggs/bready/tart pungent aroma = all good. Wet animal/vinegar/wet car aroma = bad.

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