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Old 04-08-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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I kegged a beer on Sunday and today I wanted to check the carbonation.
The beer is not ready yet but it had the taste of the keg.

Is the taste due to low carbonation?

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Old 04-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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nope. beer shouldn't have a metallic flavor unless there's something off.

did you inspect the inside of your keg to make sure the SS finish is still intact? If someone soaked bleach inside, it will pit the metal and ruin the finish.. you'd have to re-pasify/passivate (?) the metal to keep it in good shape.

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The keg was cleaned with oxyclean and sanitized with Sanstar.I had the Sanstar in the keg for two days.

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nope. beer shouldn't have a metallic flavor unless there's something off.

did you inspect the inside of your keg to make sure the SS finish is still intact? If someone soaked bleach inside, it will pit the metal and ruin the finish.. you'd have to re-pasify/passivate (?) the metal to keep it in good shape.

What am I looing for and how would you re-pasify/passivate?
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do some googling for 'pitted metal' to see the effects.

others can help with re-pacifying the metal, its not a real big chore.

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I once had a batch of beer that tasted exactly like you describe after about 2 weeks in the keg. It tasted so bad, I seriously thought of ditching it, but as I had another couple of kegs of good tasting beer, I just left it in the keg.
5 weeks later, the metallic taste had completely gone.

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Thanks for the info guys.

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A high amount of magnesium in your water can give a metal taste as well.

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I kegged a beer on Sunday and today I wanted to check the carbonation.
The beer is not ready yet but it had the taste of the keg.

Is the taste due to low carbonation?
The metal taste can often be attributed to poor storage of hops and/or grains or green beer. A buddy of mine is experiencing this same thing with two batches of beer.
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The metal taste can often be attributed to poor storage of hops and/or grains or green beer. A buddy of mine is experiencing this same thing with two batches of beer.
It tasted great before I kegged it.
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