I'm making my first batch of homebrew from a beer making kit. I was at the last stage where I had to siphon the beer (in a very crude manner using my mouth - not sure how that can be sanitary; I'll have to come up with a better system.) into bottles and tasted the beer. It had an immediate reaction that made my throat itch and I was sneezing for several minutes after. I wonder if this could be a sign that it has been infected with bacteria or unhealthy yeast? It tasted ok. I'm not sure if I want to drink it now. Hubby is brave; he will probably try some.