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Old 09-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default kegging tast different than bottling?

i thoroughly clean my kegs/lines before and after putting a new batch in them, and yet still, all batches from my kegs have a distinct taste to them, that is different from the same batches that i have put in bottles. its a wierd subtle flavor, and i cant even compare it to anything. anyone else experience something like this?

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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Are you comparing beer of the same age, well after carbing? I think the subtle difference could be two different things. The first is the beer tubing itself. Much of it has been known to impart a stale off flavor especially to the first couple ounces. The next is carbonic acid that lingers for a while after force carbing. My beers will always taste off for the first two weeks on the gas and that's even on beers that have been properly aged in secondary.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:43 PM   #3
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yes beers of the same age. and yes i am force carbing. i guess the flavor is somewhat bitter, but not a hoppy kind of bitter...more of a stale type of bitter i guess

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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What do you clean your lines with?

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It's difficult to know which sample is more carbed too. Overcarbonation will sting your tongue and be perceived as more bitter.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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i use one step sanitizer after a basic household soap and sponge on the kegs, and for the lines, i run the one step through with warm water.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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found this,...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/firs...kegging-71019/

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