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Old 04-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #21
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Wait it out. I know not what you want to here. See if it goes away any in a weeks or so. On the next brew look into building a water profile from RO water. Extract brewing is simple. You can just use RO water because the extract already had the minerals in it.

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Old 04-13-2014, 03:34 PM   #22
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Update!

So, I let the keg sit and kept sampling every couple days. Has improved but not 100%. Prior to all this I filled a couple grolsch bottles off the tap and stored them in the back of the fridge. Fast forward two weeks or so, that bottle tasted completely different then the beer out of the keg! Thoughts? Does beer age faster in bottles?

Question two, I recently racked an bells two hearted IPA clone to a keg as well, I'm getting a similar after taste in this batch too. Different keg, also cleaned rinsed and sanitized.

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Old 04-13-2014, 03:46 PM   #23
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Question two, I recently racked an bells two hearted IPA clone to a keg as well, I'm getting a similar after taste in this batch too. Different keg, also cleaned rinsed and sanitized.

What the hell?



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It sounds like you used the same water for the IPA as well, if you're getting the same off-flavor.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:05 PM   #24
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But the flavor was not In the bottled beer. That was bottled off the keg.

Just being anxious?


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Old 04-13-2014, 06:22 PM   #25
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Update!

So, I let the keg sit and kept sampling every couple days. Has improved but not 100%. Prior to all this I filled a couple grolsch bottles off the tap and stored them in the back of the fridge. Fast forward two weeks or so, that bottle tasted completely different then the beer out of the keg! Thoughts? Does beer age faster in bottles?

Question two, I recently racked an bells two hearted IPA clone to a keg as well, I'm getting a similar after taste in this batch too. Different keg, also cleaned rinsed and sanitized.

What the hell?



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Is it possible that the beer you bottled simply benefited from 2 weeks of additional aging? A quick way to find out is to taste the beer still in the keg against one that you bottled, if there is beer still in the keg.
How does your water taste straight from the tap? Typically there is a saying that if the water tastes good enough to drink from the tap, it should make a decent beer.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:30 AM   #26
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Sorry to hear you're still getting off flavors from the keg. I dont think you mentioned changing out the O-rings on the lid and poppets. If you haven't replaced them thy could be contributing to a strange flavor.

Im not sure water would make a difference between kegging and bottling tastes but I'm far from an expert. It just doesn't make sense to me.


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Old 04-15-2014, 05:01 PM   #27
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When I first started brewing (and kegging), my 1st and 4th batch both had a weird off flavor. I had 3 kegs at the time and ironically the 1st and 4th batch were in the same keg. Turned out even after all the PBW soaks that there was still a bunch of soda crud built up in the center of the dip tube that my brush couldn't reach. I also had bottled some beer from the keg, placed it in the fridge for a few days, and it had a noticeable taste difference (for the better).

I've since placed that keg to the side and the subsequent 8 batches have all been great.

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I would definitely recommend against using 5.2 stabilizer in the mash. From everything I've read on here, the stuff is useless.

How is the hop aroma and flavor in the Bell's clone?

I hope you find a solution, because I've been facing a similar problem for a few months now. Everything tastes great except when bottled CO2 touches it. If I bottle it, it tastes great. If I carb it in the keg, it tastes great. As soon as I put it in the keezer and hook it up to CO2, it develops a severe off-flavor.

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possible that you are tasting your beer line hoses? I know some people have to find the right hoses... may want to give that a search.

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But the flavor was not In the bottled beer. That was bottled off the keg.

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That is a clue. Was there much sediment in the bottles? The stuff that can make beer taste not so good can be in the haze. Maybe the bottles got a good cold crash and dropped the nasties? Just keep brewing and try to improve every part of the process as you go...next thing you know, you're a pro
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