Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Cleaning fluid taste

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-25-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
RichN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 28
Default Cleaning fluid taste

I have about 6 brews under my belt. In last 2 batchs (Lemon/wit beer and Honey Lager) I noticed a cleaning fluid after taste. I use PBW to clean and one step to sanitize. It was suggested that I might not have rised PBW out well enough. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

__________________
RichN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 05:48 PM   #2
TheGerman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 22
Likes Given: 1

Default

I know that PBW will really need to be rinsed properly. That may have been your problem. The sanitizer shouldn't have affected anything.
Gosh, that really sucks though with your beer.
I wish you more luck in the future!
Cheers,
Chris

__________________
TheGerman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
RichN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 28
Default

Thanks...Any suggestion to different cleaner besides PBW?

__________________
RichN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
scrambledegg81
Flocculation Nation
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scrambledegg81's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SLO-town, CA
Posts: 1,861
Liked 37 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Default

StarSan or Iodophor are the 2 most commonly used.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerandloathinginaustin View Post
It's yeast ejaculate. Just try not to get it on your face.
Primary: Nada
Secondary: The Plinian Legacy (NB clone of Pliny the Elder)
Bottled/Fridge: Firestone Easy Jack IPA
Bombers/Growlers/Aging: Firestone 17th & 18th Anniversary ales
Kegerator: Uinta Hop Notch IPA
Coming Up: something spiffy, most likely
scrambledegg81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
VTBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Burlington, VT
Posts: 847
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

hmm...I would venture that oxyclean is the most commonly used for cleaning, followed by PBW then one step.

Starsan and iodophor are sanitizer, and yeah, the two most commonly used.

__________________
  • Fermenting: Cherry Stout
  • On Tap: Town Hall Hope & King Scotch Ale, Red Hook ESB

Recipes And Blogs: ClubHomeBrew
VTBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
Blender
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,116
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

How did you rinse out the PBW?

__________________

Gary

Blender is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #7
Craigster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: LA
Posts: 28
Default

I worte an article a month or so ago on what to do when your home brew goes bad.. it might be worth a read and see if you have all your bases covered.. http://www.howtobrew-beer.com/how-to-brew-beer/why-home-brew-beer-astes-bad-and-how-to-prevent-it

__________________
How To Brew Beer - My Personal Blog
Craigster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #8
RichN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blender View Post
How did you rinse out the PBW?
Rinsed with hot water
__________________
RichN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2009, 12:12 AM   #9
Edcculus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,567
Liked 40 Times on 37 Posts

Default

I'd say PBW is THE best cleaner for brewing. It has a surfacant in it that makes it easier to rinse than Oxyclean. If you rinsed with hot water, the PBW is not adding a taste to your beer. Especially if you sanitized afterwards.

__________________
Edcculus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
dashmatrix
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: spicewood, tx
Posts: 3
Default

I just had a 1-step mishap. I cleaned the tap lines and didn't rinse one of them very well before I drew a pint. It was not noticable drinking the beer but 10-20 minutes after drinking it I feel like I have a mouth full of lemons. 1-step is a cleaner not a sanitizer. You need to fully (I mean FULLY) rinse that stuff. PBC too. StarSan is a sanitizer. It's not going to affect taste much. Acid- foams up you can keg right on top of the foam. 1-step or PBC is a cleaner. like to take gross particles, and residue off stainless. You need to follow up afterward with a nice long clear water rinse and sanitize with starsan.
hope that helps. 1-step tastes like lemons. bad. hard to get the taste out too.

__________________
dashmatrix is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the best fluid to put in the airlock Peregrine879 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 11-01-2009 12:49 PM
Can I carbonate any fluid? phidelt844 Bottling/Kegging 23 02-08-2009 05:43 PM
Just had my first Barleywine- Druid Fluid BearsWickedBrew Commercial Brew Discussion 4 09-13-2008 05:02 AM
Need help from the fluid dynamicists out there BakerStreetBeers General Chit Chat 5 04-06-2008 12:52 AM
Air Lock Fluid jcchem25 General Techniques 11 02-02-2007 10:15 PM