Coopers Mexican Cerveza..infected?

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zerosync

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Hey Guys,

First post so excuse my ignorance if this post is in the wrong place. :/

3 weeks ago I brewed a Coopers Mexican Cerveza using 1.5kg of light LME and US-05 yeast.

All was well until 2 days ago when I wanted the fermentor to start a new batch, so I racked the Cerveza to a Carboy to give it a week in that before I put it in the keg. However it was 12PM I was rushing and forgot to sanitize the carboy(idiot I know).I know this isn't always going to infect your beer but the chances go up a lot. This carboy was my parents old one that I got off them that hasn't been used in a couple years. When I got it there was a small amount of stuff stuck to the side from their last batch. I did clean it with Oxyclean and a carboy brush and then let it soak over night in Oxyclean before rinsing it very well. It was then thrown in the trunk of my car for a 7 hour drive back to my house.

Its been two days since I racked the Cerveza to the Carboy and i just smelt it and it has a strong molasses smell that I never noticed before, so I took a small sample and it has a molasses taste as well. This is not tasting good at all right now and I figured after 3 weeks in the fermentor it would actually be half drinkable by now, but it is far from it.

Should I RDWHAHB and leave it in the carboy? dump it? Keg it now?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Is there any noticeable infections or anything that looks like mold? The thing with Oxyclean is it's a great cleaner but not a sanitizer. There still could have been bacteria despite how clean it looks but it doesn't mean there was an infection. I guess if the taste is really unbearable to dump it but who knows it might taste better once cold and carbonated.

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Yea im not sure. I only put in light dry malt extract so being a cerveza it should have no funky flavours or anything I figured it should be pretty basic tasting but it has a really strong flavour that I can only describe as molasses flavour. Thanks for the reply!
 
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