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Old 07-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #11
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Besides the Culligan water once, what is the source of your brewing water?

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Could Styrofoam flavor be like card board like flavor = oxidation?

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:52 PM   #13
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Besides the Culligan water once, what is the source of your brewing water?
City water.
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Could Styrofoam flavor be like card board like flavor = oxidation?
Oxidation is essentially what brewers worry about but is not much of a real concern. It can happen but its difficult to do.
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Oxidation is essentially what brewers worry about but is not much of a real concern. It can happen but its difficult to do.
This is not my experience as a homebrewer, nor as a judge. Next to ferm temperature related off-flavors, Oxygen related off flavors/flaws is the next biggest culprit.
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This is not my experience as a homebrewer, nor as a judge. Next to ferm temperature related off-flavors, Oxygen related off flavors/flaws is the next biggest culprit.
From what I've read about oxidation it's more of a sherry wine flavor or sweet flavor which what I'm describing is the opposite of that.
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From what I've read about oxidation it's more of a sherry wine flavor or sweet flavor which what I'm describing is the opposite of that.
It's everything from "Stale" to "Grassy" to "Musty" to "Carboard" to "Wet carboard/wet paper" to "sherry/port" (in it's most advanced stages. I've tasted it in all those stages. It can range from subtle to extreme.

Go to the BJCP flashcards, do a control F (or "Find" or "search") for "Cardboard.
http://www.bjcp.org/docs/OffFlavorFlash.pdf

PS, this is getting off topic. I didn't say you were experiencing Oxidation. I was responding directly to this quote:
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Oxidation is essentially what brewers worry about but is not much of a real concern. It can happen but its difficult to do.
PPS, I think your beer has fermentation temp off flavors. But that's as close as I can come without tasting the beer based on the descriptions you gave us.
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Thanks for the chart. I would say that it's most like a 'solvent like' flavor. My guess is that it's from high fermenting temperatures as many have also said.

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