Hallo, I have a beer which has been sitting in second fermentation vessel for about two weeks. It has a bad taste noticeable as well as all the good taste coming from hops and malt. Theoretically I suppose the alcohol might kill the germs but perhaps this is impossible since ABV is only about 4%. I was thinking of taking the beer out of the container and boiling it before returning to it. I am aware this may kill live yeast ( whose presence is the very definition of real ale) but might kill germs too. I suppose I might end up with a bottled-if-not âconditioned ale. Might at least become uncontaminated and hence drinkable. Has anyone else found a way to deal with contaminated ale? So frustrating after sterilising everything and boiling wort.