- Oct 11, 2013
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So a few months back I brewed a couple batches of beer on the same day back to back. One was an IPA and the other an old school APA recipe I found. I used White Labs Ca 5 yeast for both. When the APA was done I bottled as usual and let them age for a few weeks prior to my wedding. A couple things occurred, one I did not hit terminal gravity. This was made apparent by bottle bombs I was now housing and over carbonated bottles. Second (and more major problem) was a horrible rubber glove taste and smell that I had. I used unfiltered tap water and I pretty sure that was the case. Now the IPA that I've mentioned once has been sitting in it's secondary since early November. I plan on sampling it tomorrow to see if it suffered the same horrible outcome. My question that I was just pondering is........if a guy were to add an ample amount of a fermentable sugar and re-pitch the same or even a neutral yeast would that perhaps take care of the problem? If anyone with experience can help a guy out I would really appreciate it. Trying to not think about the reality and having to dump this puppy down the drain.