The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > beer tastes metallic after being kegged

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
olatheks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 9
Default beer tastes metallic after being kegged

I have 3 ball lock kegs that had Pepsi in them. I have replaced all rubber gaskets. I haven't replaced the poppers, dip tube or posts. I have tried cleaning with oxy clean, vinegar and water, pbw, soaked in baking soda and water and ran beer line cleaner thru the dip tube. I sanitized everything with star san.

Now to the problem my last 5 batches have tasted great before kegging. All 5 have had a metallic taste after being carbed. All of my bottled beer doesn't have that taste so I know its something to do with my kegs.

I'm leaning towards a bad tank of c02?

Any ideas?

__________________
olatheks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
wtroyer01
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 10
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Bump..... I am interested...

I had a red ale that did this for no good reason...

__________________
wtroyer01 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 5,951
Liked 450 Times on 419 Posts
Likes Given: 200

Default

http://www.winning-homebrew.com/metallic-flavors.html
__________________
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 03-28-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
cuda6pak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: M-town, TN
Posts: 64
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duboman View Post
This may be dumb, but how exactly do you clean SS "without passivating the surface"?
__________________
cuda6pak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 03:17 AM   #5
brandonhagen1
this beer is good
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brandonhagen1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: springfield, oregon
Posts: 872
Liked 45 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

If u burst Carb it will have that taste for a few days is all if it does not go away then I'm no help

__________________

god made beer,beer is good,beer is good,BEER!!!

from Stupid Gnome Brewing

"I feel wonderful, drinking beer in a blissful mood, with joy in my heart and a happy liver." — Sumerian inscription, 3000 BCE

brandonhagen1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #6
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 5,951
Liked 450 Times on 419 Posts
Likes Given: 200

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuda6pak

This may be dumb, but how exactly do you clean SS "without passivating the surface"?
Don't shoot the messenger, I didn't write the article.....actually I would ask the same question!
__________________
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 03-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #7
Misplaced_Canuck
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Misplaced_Canuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NE Columbia SC - Formerly, Montreal Canada
Posts: 2,714
Liked 124 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

All I can think of are:

1) Oxydation/splashing when kegging the beer. Solution: Pre-flush the keg with CO2 before filling.

2) A CO2 tank with rusty innards. Solution: If you're using a metal tank, swap it over for an Aluminum one.

3) Chemicals added at kegging time. Solution: If you're not rinsing the kegs, start rinsing them and let them drip/dry upside down for a bit before filling.

4) Rusty poppet springs. Solution: Replace them.

MC

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misplaced_Canuck
Carbonic bite? Is that like the bubonic plague?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebstauffer
Needless to say after more than a few drams my mental efficiency matched my mashing efficiency.
Misplaced_Canuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #8
Kayos
disclaimers are sissy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kayos's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
Posts: 1,372
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I had a few beers that did this to me also. I replaced a bunch of equipment without change. It ended up being the water! I tried RO and added salts and no more metallic flavor. There are other things that can cause that flavor besides your kegs. If you've cleaned all the parts, get a new CO2 bottle (exchange it). Then look elsewhere.

__________________
Being Dealt (kegged): Carbed Crystal light lemonade for the boys, Delta Bravo IPA, Applewinder
Primary: Climbing stout
Primary #2: ESB
Big Blind: Pucker Bitter
Small Blind:
Tasty Remembrances: White 'N Nerdy, Dynamite Red (Hop bursted), APA, The Bonaduce (irish Red), runners stout, ridgeback brown,

from my big ass computer sitting on my floor
Kayos is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
wtroyer01
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 10
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I believe I Solved my issues with 2 things... I started using RO water as well and added back the salts... But the main contributor was that my fermentation temps were getting too high (above 75)... I converted a deep freezer to a feminization chamber with a temp controller and now my beer is great! I have made over 100 gallons this year and I can confidently say the metallic taste is long gone!
Cheers!
Will

__________________
wtroyer01 is offline
Stealthcruiser Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kegged beer tastes great at first, but then more bitter half way through the keg? Richard-SSV Bottling/Kegging 12 04-11-2013 05:49 AM
Kegged Beer Still Tastes Green LanceBoyle General Techniques 6 11-26-2012 12:20 AM
persistent metallic taste from kegged beer, even with water foles Bottling/Kegging 9 06-05-2011 04:39 PM
Kegged my beer, and tasted it, and it tastes "skunky" is this normal? natebomb Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-28-2010 02:46 PM
Kegged beer = Metallic taste blowmax10 Equipment/Sanitation 8 03-23-2009 05:23 PM