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Old 11-25-2012, 05:42 AM   #11
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Can't oxidation also cause a metallic taste?
Perhaps, but it's usually a sherry or a stale cardboard taste. Not ruling it out, but can't see that as probable. It's far too young to get any of those notes, and wasn't moved at all other than lifting to my beer work table to rack to the keg.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:36 AM   #12
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Appears that, after opening the keg, my dry hop bag that was packed with 2oz of leaf hops, had gotten heavy, and tugged on the SS hose clamp I had holding it to the PVR.

Apparently the SS hose clamp, broke somehow.. It's also apparent that it's SS, except for the screw to tighten it.

It dropped in the bottom of the keg, and turned black.

I racked the beer to another keg, got the clamp, and tasted the beer tonight a couple of hours after racking it.

Taste metallic still, not as bad, but enough to coat my mouth. I think this batch of Imperial IPA might get dumped as much as I hate to do it. Has a wonderful taste to it, but man the metallic after taste is disgusting a couple of seconds after a drink.

Just wanted to update it. I'm brewing one day this week, or this weekend. I've got 2 grain bills milled for a Citra Pale Ale, and another that is a APA/IPA depending on what I do with the hop bill, but I'll have something shortly to fill the void..


Yuck......

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #13
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Don't dump it, you can fix it! I had exactly the same thing happen to me, SS clamp on a dry hop bag with a screw that was not SS fell into beer. Strong metallic aftertaste to the beer.

Read this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/rem...g-edta-156935/. I bought some EDTA supplement capsules off of Amazon, cracked one open and dumped the powder into the keg. The metallic taste was gone almost instantly and the rest of the keg tasted great. Did some online research before adding the powder, EDTA is an FDA approved food additive that is in a lot of the foods we eat.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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I had an issue with metallic aftertastes the first time I used a set of brand new kegs. I cleaned well beforehand, but each one of them still imparted a metallic flavor to the first batch. I didn't have any issues after using each of them once.

I think I recall seeing in a different thread that you recently bought a stainless hop basket. Any chance this was the first time you used it for brewing? I recently bought one, too, and given my experience with using new kegs, I plan to submerse it in a 60 minute boil of water before chancing it with wort.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #15
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I had an issue with metallic aftertastes the first time I used a set of brand new kegs. I cleaned well beforehand, but each one of them still imparted a metallic flavor to the first batch. I didn't have any issues after using each of them once.

I think I recall seeing in a different thread that you recently bought a stainless hop basket. Any chance this was the first time you used it for brewing? I recently bought one, too, and given my experience with using new kegs, I plan to submerse it in a 60 minute boil of water before chancing it with wort.
I did infact buy a new SS screen for hops in the boil, but this batch I hadn't ordered it yet. Infact the very batch that prompted me to get a screen is this one.. TONS of whole cone hops in the boil and was a PITA to get into the fermenter.

I didn't do much with the screen.. washed it up with soapy water, and then dunked in sanitizer until I used it in the boil.

That batch was my Choc. Oat Porter, and it taste great.
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