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Old 10-03-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Bitter cleaner flavor... HELP

Having a party on Saturday so last night I cleaned my keezer including using BLC (for the first time). I followed the directions and last night things seemed ok. This morning I went to do some setup and pulled a pint of ESB and there was a terrible bitter aftertaste that isn't normally there. I tasted my Wheat and IPA and they also had it.

I ran 2 quarts of clean water through each line, but was that not enough?

Is there anyway the cleaner got backes up into my kegs and spoiled the beer?

I'm going to go and flush the lines out with more water. Does it make any difference if it is hot or cold?

Did I do something wrong or is there something else I should do??

I'm freaking out because we have 40 people coming over tomorrow.

Thanks for any help!?!

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I've used BLC a few times and never had a problem, but then I tend to use a lot more rinsing than they call for.

I'd run some hot water through the lines again, and you may want to purge the CO2 from a keg and pull a sample using a thief, so you can test the beer without running through any lines.

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