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Old 05-03-2013, 04:30 AM   #1
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Ok so I have only put 2 beers in the keg so far but they have both had the same nasty taste that none of my other homebrews in bottles have ever had. I am very disappointed bc I was pumped Abt the keg. I don't know what is going on but something ain't right. My other beers are good. But kegs terrible. It can't be a coincidence. Even after jazzfest in New Orleans today, this mf still taste weird.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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Is this a keg you just bought? If you sterilized but didn't clean the internals, esp the posts, you need to do that. This means disassembly and pbw treatment.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:35 AM   #3
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What type of nasty taste is it? Can you describe it? Are you cleaning and sanitizing properly? Describe your process..

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:25 AM   #4
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Banana when it ain't at a hefe. The brewstore guy told me not to take it apart bc it we be more trouble. I fill it w starsan solution and shake it up n then fill it w the co2 and let her flow for a while.

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The brewstore guy is wrong. All you need a 7/8" end wrench. Take the posts off, clean everything, probably replace the o-rings. If funk still persists, replace the poppets (http://morebeer.com/products/poppet-becker-brand.html) in the posts. If funk still persists... re-examine your cleaning/sanitizing procedures, because the rest is just stainless steel.

If, after all of that, the keg is still funky, talk to the brewstore guy about a replacement...

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Thanks, man. I think I say **** a keg. Everyone said it is less trouble. But idly has been more for me.

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I think*

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Psh, I refuse to bottle-condition anything anymore. So much easier and more predictable to just keg it, and if I need it in bottles, bottle from the keg.

Bonus is no yeast in the bottom to goof people up with.

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Of one bottle is funky you lose one bottle. If the keg is funky you loose it all.

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You might be right but I need to learn how to clean this thing.

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