I’m sick and tired of pouring beer down the drain. I poured out the last of my most recent Swashchuckler IPAs last night. Note: if you ever do this, make sure not to leave the caps in the sink as they can be washed down the drain and into the garbage disposal.
Brewing tainted beer hurts my soul. We’ve been trouble-shooting a sanitation problem for a few months now. Fortunately our most recent beers seem to be free of the “gusher bug,” so I think we’ve figured it out. In addition to replacing a lot of plastic equipment for glass and stainless steel, which is easier to clean and doesn’t get tiny cuts after repeated use, we’ve also started sterilizing all of our bottles. And after we sterilize them we sanitize them. Survive THAT you little beer-ruining critters!