« on: April 12, 2010, 04:26:03 PM »
The recipe was a very simple extract lager recipe that I had thrown together. I gave it 9 days in the primary at 50*F and then 10 days in the secondary at 45*F. My air stop wasn't bubbling but every few minutes, and visually the beer seemed to be at a complete standstill. I did not take a hydrometer reading. I don't have a ton of experience but to my knowledge it had completed fermenting.
I'm thinking it's a sanitation issue.
I'm not sure if there is a simpler (or more correct) way to sanitize bottles but I sanitized my bottles using a 72 min, added heat wash in my dishwasher. This has always worked for me in the past. Does anyone have a better way to sanitize?
I'm thinking something must have got into the beer itself, because every bottle I have opened has been the same characteristics. I think that I need to spend a little time soaking all my equipment in bleach water and I may need to grab a new Better Bottle just to be safe. Cross your fingers that the beer that is in there now isn't screwed up.