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Is tartness a sign of infection?

I kegged a dry irish stout and tasted the hydro sample…it was thin and had a tartness…is that a sign of infection?

Possibly but not for certain. Could be a number of things. Besides, thin and tart sounds like Guinness!

I hope it turns out like guinness…highly frickn doubtful…but thank you for chiming in denny…you are da man…cheers man

Depends on how long it was from brew day to kegging, but it takes a while for tartness due to infection to show up.

Was the tartness kind of like how a green apple tastes? And does it smell like green apples? If so, you might have had a stuck fermentation. If your final gravity was a little high, that’s probably what you’re dealing with.

Was the tartness kind of like how a green apple tastes? And does it smell like green apples? If so, you might have had a stuck fermentation. If your final gravity was a little high, that’s probably what you’re dealing with.[/quote]

No it was more like a tart zing…no apple

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