Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Metallic taste in sample
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
doublehaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nunya, xx
Posts: 413
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default Metallic taste in sample

I just kegged a founders breakfast stout clone, and tasted the sample. It seemed to have a metallic aftertaste. I've never had that issue before and it was my first time brewing with new equipment - a 15.5 gallon keg converted to a brew kettle. From what I've read a stainless steel pot is the solution to metallic tastes! Also my first time with a new better bottle. Hopefully it goes away when carbed up. Any ideas?!

__________________
doublehaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
Denny
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 4,318
Liked 440 Times on 332 Posts
Likes Given: 545

Default

Metallic taste is often a sign of oxidation.

__________________

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

http://www.experimentalbrew.com - the website for the book "Experimental Homebrewing"...coming Nov. 2014

Denny is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
doublehaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nunya, xx
Posts: 413
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

hmmm I don't know how that would have happened. it was blowing off like crazy so I would think the 02 was purged. Unless the better bottle didn't seal well

__________________
doublehaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,334
Liked 502 Times on 464 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doublehaul
hmmm I don't know how that would have happened. it was blowing off like crazy so I would think the 02 was purged. Unless the better bottle didn't seal well
But did you purge the keg before racking and do you properly siphon into the keg?

Was the new keg properly cleaned prior to use? Are there any improper welds?
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010
duboman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
doublehaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nunya, xx
Posts: 413
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duboman View Post
But did you purge the keg before racking and do you properly siphon into the keg?

Was the new keg properly cleaned prior to use? Are there any improper welds?
The sample was straight from the fermenter, prior to kegging (to another keg). I did leave the thermometer in there for awhile while it got back up to 60F.

The keg I pour beer out of is fine, it was the first time in my new boil keg that I'm worried about- which is just a budweiser keg.

As far as the cleaning, I don't know. I just cleaned with soap and water and filled it and brought some water to a near boil. It seemed clean...

Per your comments, How do you recommend properly cleaning the boiling keg? And this is kind of an aside, but how do you recommend properly siphon into the pouring keg?
__________________
doublehaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,334
Liked 502 Times on 464 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

To properly siphon you want to be sure your tubing reaches all the way to the bottom of the serving keg so as not to splash and aerate the beer. Once full you need to purge the keg a couple times with CO2 and then seal it up.

As for cleaning the keg, first inspect your welds and make sure there are no filings left from cutting as well as any oils that may have been used in the cutting process.

__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010
duboman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
metallic taste payton34 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 12-17-2011 03:37 AM
Metallic Taste in Keg / No Metallic Taste in Bottles... TX-Jeff Bottling/Kegging 8 11-15-2011 08:07 PM
metallic taste? ElevenBrewCo General Beer Discussion 21 11-04-2011 04:40 PM
Metallic Taste Schumed Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-29-2011 03:02 AM
Metallic taste?? Tilldeath Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 12-13-2009 05:13 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS