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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Bandaid/medicinal flavor

All right I have done 2 extract and 1 all grain. One extract(belgian) and 1 all grain(pale ale) both have the same bandaid type flavor. I used starsan on everything. The extract did have a long lag time(no starter),about 36 hours. The second bubbling in 8 hours(used starter). The extract i did topup with tap water(unboiled). The allgrain no topup. I am using city water so I am thinking chlorine/chloramine could be a problem.
What do you guys think. I am wanting to do another brew this week. But not sure what todo. I am going to try campden tablets,I think, to combat chlorine.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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sounds like you're on the right track

update when you brew again with the campden and let us know if the taste persists.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Chlorine/chloramine IS the culprit.

Been there, done that... Try using bottled water for your next batch and see what the difference is.
Worked for me.

Now I run a charcoal filter.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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http://www.kroc.org/Links/TroubleshootingGuide.htm

Look under Phenolic and you should find your answer and solutions.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with a Trappist I brewed. It is quite bandaidy and has many flavors that haven't blended at all yet. It's bottled a week and there's quite a bandaid flavor and aroma. I used the same water and basically the same technique as others, which did not turn out this way. Could it be the wlp500?

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I have the same problem with a Trappist I brewed. It is quite bandaidy and has many flavors that haven't blended at all yet. It's bottled a week and there's quite a bandaid flavor and aroma. I used the same water and basically the same technique as others, which did not turn out this way. Could it be the wlp500?
My first beer was a Trappist dubble and it was kind of the same with wlp500. Bandaidy/alchohol/bleh. It was in primary for 60 days so I don't think there was a problem with that and no infection to been seen. As they aged in the bottle I found that they were getting better from the top down. 3 weeks in the bottle and the top 4 swigs tasted really good, beyond that the rest of the bottle was terrible. It took 2 1/2 months but they eventually aged all the way down to be very decent beers. Giver some time and hopefully it will turn.
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It is the water.

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Seems everyone thinks it is water related. What should be my next steps. BTW my mash PH was between 5.5-6.0. I have picked up the campden tablets. From what I have read they will remove the chlorine/chloramine. My other option is to use well water from my inlaws as well as buying RO water, although I like the free water options better,

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Seems everyone thinks it is water related. What should be my next steps. BTW my mash PH was between 5.5-6.0. I have picked up the campden tablets. From what I have read they will remove the chlorine/chloramine. My other option is to use well water from my inlaws as well as buying RO water, although I like the free water options better,
Well water can be iffy so it may or may not be an option, I would recommend a water analysis first or you may have different issues. PH should be lower as well
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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I boil my tap water before brewing with it to remove chlorine.

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