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Homebrew fizzes out quickly


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Bontus 614:17
Problem. I have this one brew that does this strange thing when poured.
Itís a stout recipe, approx 9%ABV, brew about 10 months old.

When poured it achieves 2 fingers of head but immediately starts fizzing like when you would dissolve an aspirin. Takes about 10 tot 20 seconds and all head is gone.
Glass remains filled with pure CO2, and carbonation is mostly gone. However the taste is quite ok.

Weird thing is, Iíve had this more than once with this particular recipe but never with any of my other recipes.

Someone a clue what the cause might be?
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AdamJackson 2099:177
The only fizziness Iíve ever had is with beers that contain Lactobacillus. Most of my 9%+ stouts take on a Nitrogen / Guinness affect when poured off the tap.

No idea why youíre seeing this but fizz Iíve never seen in a non-sour home-brew.
1/9/2014 11:42:20 AM

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joeneugs 2932:134
Bottled or keg?
1/9/2014 11:58:47 AM

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Bontus 614:17
Itís a tiny bit sour, but not in a bad way.

Itís bottled.
1/9/2014 11:59:42 AM

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Bontus 614:17
Anyway, sour stout for sale.
1/9/2014 12:03:19 PM

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joeneugs 2932:134
An imperial stout shouldnít be even a little sour. It sounds like you may have the start of a lacto infection. Iíd drink up ASAP.
1/9/2014 12:04:32 PM

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eelbasher 285:6
Iíve had that problem in the past when bottling. I figured out that there was some type of infection. Disappointing, but it made me clean and sanitize my equipment a lot more! Havenít had that problem since. Either drink quick or feed the drain
1/9/2014 12:08:09 PM

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Bontus 614:17
Iíve only noticed it last month and had about 4 brews since then. None of those has had that problem (so far).

So this one will probably be infected but last 6 bottles already, so no drama.
1/9/2014 12:11:35 PM

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drowland 5958:172
Infection would be my guess as well
1/9/2014 1:01:38 PM

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bitbucket 2158:63
Are your bottles gushers? (If you pop the cap and let them sit they foam over?)
1/9/2014 7:10:31 PM

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Bontus 614:17
No gushers, but the fizzing would start as soon as the capís gone.
1/9/2014 11:19:18 PM

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