New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Does the band-aid taste go away?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-25-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
kenpotf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: mckinney, tx
Posts: 426
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Does the band-aid taste go away?

I have a porter that has the 'band-aid' taste and plastic smell to it. Will the taste go away after time or should I dump it?



__________________
kenpotf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
Sean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sandhills of NC
Posts: 1,266
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

It does not go away, and in my experience, the beer does not become drinkable after time.

On the other hand if you have the space to store it for a few months, it may become more palatable. Or you can cook with it, or distill it.



__________________
Sean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
jrg42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 32
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

my pallet is pretty sensitive to that bandaid phenol. It will fade over time but never really go completely away. I know you said it's a stout, but higher carb level and serving colder helps.

Let someone else taste it. See what they think.

__________________
jrg42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
audger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ., Connecticut
Posts: 1,478
Liked 36 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

how old is the beer, and have you determined why it tastes like a bandaid yet?

__________________
audger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
Sean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sandhills of NC
Posts: 1,266
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by audger View Post
how old is the beer, and have you determined why it tastes like a bandaid yet?
Usually from chlorine. It doesn't take much.
__________________
Sean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 08:59 PM   #6
PseudoChef
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
PseudoChef's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: West Chicago 'Burbs, IL
Posts: 3,418
Liked 101 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

Echoing the sentiments here. I have never found many off-flavor type phenols (band-aid, rubber, etc.) to go away. When I detect these, I generally dump it and try again.

It won't just come from chlorine, though. Yeast stress (underpitch, high temps, temp swings) may all contribute.

__________________
PseudoChef is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 11:29 PM   #7
bwomp313
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Kingston, NY
Posts: 1,189
Liked 25 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

or also high chloramine in your water i believe? i had the bandaid curse for a short time and blamed my use of bleach as a sanitizer. never again bleach, never again.

__________________
bwomp313 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 11:35 PM   #8
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,739
Liked 388 Times on 314 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Chlorine/chloramine is the most common cause, although it can also result from infection, spoilage, improper mash/sparge temps and pH, poor hot/cold break, some yeast varieties, and probably some other stuff I can't think of right now.

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2011, 03:23 AM   #9
Beerbeque
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerbeque's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sierra foothills CA
Posts: 457
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I've dumped batches that weren't nearly as bad as bandaid flovored.



__________________

Give us this day our liquid bread

Beerbeque is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starsan band? Hernando General Beer Discussion 2 10-11-2011 01:13 AM
Band aid taste. tchuklobrau General Beer Discussion 11 03-30-2011 03:28 PM
BAND AID flavor only in IPA's cheezydemon3 General Beer Discussion 3 12-02-2010 07:34 PM
Question about band-aid/plastic taste bwomp313 General Beer Discussion 10 10-30-2010 12:00 AM
Band-Aid Flavor Reverend JC General Beer Discussion 6 09-03-2006 12:59 AM