I thought that those oxy-clean products were sanitisers?!?!?! (confused). If that's not the case, then it seems likely to be infection.
I'm brewing a stout as we speak - I washed everything thoroughly in star-san, then rinsed with boiling water a few times. When I say thorough, this took two hours. I also ran star-san through my mash tun (recirculated) for about half an hour, then flushed it with boiling water for about the same time.
If I'm missing something with sanitising, please let me know.
btw, the recirculation pump is just to get a clear wort and set the grain bed - it's essentially lautering while mashing to clear up the wort. From what I've read, this should be a good thing to do. I doubt this is the cause of my problems, as it was not part of my first extract kit brew.
Scarborough is a 90 minute drive for me, so it's just a bit far - Leeds is much easier (45-60 mins depending where in Leeds).
Many thanks for the help so far - I'll get this cracked :0)
2016: 330L brewed (72 gallons, over 8 firkins)
2017: 105L brewed (need to update this figure)
Drinking: Landlord clone
Conditioning: ciders from 2016, hedgerow barrolo, 1914 Courage RIS (10%).
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