So i bottled a pale ale 4 weeks ago. The beer tasted great at 2 and 3 weeks now at the 4th it taste sour as hell. My temp has been at 68 the entire time. What is going on....It is not just 1 bottle I opened 3 all tatse the same
I fill it up with the star san solution then bottle just like I would if beer was in the bucket. I don't understand why it was fine las week now tastes like ****.What about your bottling bucket? what's that setup like? is it possible an infection could be coming from there?
time won't heal an infected batch, in fact it only gets worse. Time can turn infected bottles into little sour beer filled grenades...I'm such a new guy I really don"t have the right to reply but, it seems as though time wounds all heels!
By that I mean, the one thing that I've gathered from reading is that a lot of times, just waiting for a while "heals" a lot of bad tastes, smells and just about everything else that can go wrong.
From my personal experience, it seems as, you really have to make a concerted effort to screw your beer up.
If you clean/sanitize with the thoroughness of a woman (they can be relentless) you will be fine.
All of that said, wait for a while...try another, wait for a while longer...try another. After that, maybe you should give up on that batch. Me????...I'd try another wait and try another one.
Well I have some good news for a change on this one...I just cracked another from the back of the pack and it tasted just fine. So it must have been in the bottles, I will change my cleaning and sanitizing process for my bottles and hopefully that will fix any further problems...Thanks to all for your help and adviceOpen a 4th and 5th, and report back
Great advice, I took my wand apart and found all kinds of gunk I would have never looked for, Thanks.I always make sure i thoroughly rinse my bottles after I drink one. At bottling I usually boil them and then bake them in the oven. I have never had a problem since I started doing this. I also totally disassemble my bottling bucket and sanitize all washers and spigots and anything else associated. Also, if you have a bottling wand, make sure that gets taken apart and sanitized, there's a little spring in there that can be a trap for gunk.