Batch 2-13: Canadian Blonde

Style Canadian Blondo Ale
Ingredients Cooper’s Malt Extract Kit
Brewing Date: Saturday: December 22, 2012
Primary Fermentation: Saturday: December 22, 2012
Original Gravity: 1.030
Secondary Fermentation: n/a
Bottling Date: CANX
Final Gravity: n/a
Release Date: CANX
Alcohol by volume: n/a


This batch was infected, and thrown away.  I discovered something wrong when I felt part of the lid was loose on one side as I was preparing to start bottling.  Also, when I pressed down on the lid to force a bit of air through the airlock, there was a very bitter, almost lambic odor–not a good sign.  After I opened the lid I saw the tell-tale mold spores floating on the top.  A real bummer.

Still, this is the only batch in 4 years of brewing where infection has occurred.  At least all the descriptions of what I had read about infection were verified here, so I am confident that it’s not too hard to spot an infected batch after all.