HELP!!Going into week 3 of bottle conditioning of caribou slobber. This is my first home brew so I’m still learning a lot. The first few bottles I opened were good.(WIFE APPROVED) Not quite as malty as the Moose drool it is cloned from but a nice malt flavor with hops at the end just as advertised. It was a bit sweet to start with which I attributed to the priming sugar week 1 of the 2 set aside for bottle conditioning. Week two was less sweet and nicely carbonated.
Now for week 3! I can’t describe the off flavor but it is not good. Definitely undrinkable. What could have changed from week 2-3 that would make it so bad? I opened 3 bottles and they are all bad…I will continue to try more. Hopefully will be only a few bottles and if that’s the case what would cause the other bottles to be bad?
I was extremely paranoid about sanitizing. Used star san and soaked every bottle/cap in it for minimum 2 minutes before draining, sitting and draining again.
I did have issues with my siphon (which NB replaced with no questions) when bottling. The siphon that came with my kit broke and was inop on bottling day when I had to rack from carboy to the bottling bucket. This forced me to siphon by MOUTH which was also a struggle, (I got a good tasting of my brew) could this have caused issues to creep up?