Hi all. I think I may have had my first infection. I have a Northern English Brown that I carbed pretty low and after about 2 months in the bottle I started getting excesive carbonation. Not gushers but definitely WAY over carbed. I could detect an of flavor in the form of a bit of souring maybe? The beer was clear. Not sure where my procedural breakdown occured but my plan is to replace all my siphon hoses and soak all my siphon, bottling and "wort contact" apparatus in PBW. I batch prime and bottle using a bucket. The bucket seems OK, I don't scrub it when I clean it, in fact, I don't really do much other than rinse it really well between bottling batches and starsan it. I do remove the tap every time and rinse it as well.
I'm on the fence on whether or not to replace the bucket or just let it soak over night in PBW.
Any suggestions are most welcome.