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HnyBadger 09-28-2012 12:42 AM

Metallic taste from tap
 
I have a weird metallic taste in my beer when I pull off my tap. I currently have all SS shanks and SS Perlick faucets. Its only the first couple ounces that taste like this. The rest of the beer that come after that taste fine. I bought the SS shanks from beverage factory and was wondering if I got duped and there is some sort of brass component inside of it. Has anyone experienced this or know what this can be attributed to?
Cheers!

zachattack 09-28-2012 11:59 AM

Are you confusing a metallic taste with a plasticky taste? Lots of people notice off flavors that are a result of beer sitting in the plastic tubing. If that's the case, an upgrade to barrier tubing (ex. Accuflex Bev Seal) will make a world of difference.

beaksnbeer 09-28-2012 09:08 PM

Could also be carbonic bite.

HnyBadger 09-29-2012 05:41 PM

It totally is a plastic taste. I am going to try some new line and see if it works.

JuanMoore 09-30-2012 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HnyBadger (Post 4455395)
It totally is a plastic taste. I am going to try some new line and see if it works.

Newer vinyl line will probably have even more of a plastic taste. If you're sensitive to that flavor like I am, you might consider switching to a barrier tubing like accuflex bev-seal ultra. It has slightly less resistance than vinyl lines, so you'll need to make the lines a little longer to compensate.


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