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Old 09-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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sounds like chlorinated/chloraminated water to me.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:14 PM   #12
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sounds like chlorinated/chloraminated water to me.
Sounds like that to me too.

Normally, "plastic" is from infection, chlorophenols, or plastic equipment leaching that flavor.

What kind of water are you using for your brewing? I'd rule out chlorophenols first.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #13
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Co2 tank is new, gonna dismantle the keys and give them a thorough cleaning. I though water initially, I use tap water, but my buddy uses he same water when we brew and he does not have the same issue.

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #14
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This is so damn frustrating, I never had this issue before the corney kegs are the x factor. I bought them reconditioned when I started all grain , but I got them at my home brew store and was told everything was replaced and cleaned

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #15
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This is so damn frustrating, I never had this issue before the corney kegs are the x factor. I bought them reconditioned when I started all grain , but I got them at my home brew store and was told everything was replaced and cleaned
When you open them, do you smell anything? When I got mine, it has a weird 'caustic soda' smell.

Make sure you take it apart (keep the "out" post and stuff separate from the "in" stuff- trust me on that, and keep each keg's parts separate) and check all the o-rings and hold the diptubes up to the light to make sure they are clean as a whistle. If anything has an odor, clean and/or replace.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:11 AM   #16
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This is so damn frustrating, I never had this issue before the corney kegs are the x factor. I bought them reconditioned when I started all grain , but I got them at my home brew store and was told everything was replaced and cleaned
I would recommend changing out all of the o-rings and soaking the keg, dip tubes, and disassembled posts in PBW or oxyclean free overnight.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:14 AM   #17
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Also, are you pouring out the first few ounces after the beer has been sitting for a while? I usually notice an off taste if I don't do this.

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:16 AM   #18
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Haven't had the problem personally, but the brew books say that vinyl taste is Chlorophenol. The common causes are chlorinated tap water or chlorine or iodine based cleaners used at too high a strength or not rinsed properly.
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Brew a batch with RO water
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:51 AM   #19
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great ideas, I will try everything and repost with next batch. I will be brewing next week,so I should have an idea in 3 weeks! thanks

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Are you using bleach to sanitize? That flavor may also arise if you fail to thoroughly rinse the bleach.

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