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Old 04-05-2009, 04:03 AM   #11
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Just an FYI...i just bottles the beer and the extra time in secondary not only got rid of any off flavors, but it also made it the clearest and cleanest tasting beer that i have brewed to date...im thinking that i need to lengthen my overall timeframe

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:48 AM   #12
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I had a soapy after taste with a dark ale, and it eventually conditioned out.

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:15 AM   #13
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To step in for a moment and hopefully not inflame another sanitizer debate..

I have been using oxyclean at 1 scoop per gallon (Sodium Percarbonate - which is what one-step really is) for a couple of years now as a cleaner AND sanitizer. I do rinse well though. My water is clean.

I use it for carboys and my filtering system. I leave it overnight. If the carboy is clean already I'll just soak for an hour or so.

I sometimes use some sulfite in a spray bottle for some things that are already clean.

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I had a similar problem with a 10 gal batch of Surly Cynic. It was my first time brewing this beer, and my first upgrade to 10gal after about a year of brewing 5 gals. Also was my first "bad" experience. I purposely added extra hops to get a more bitter flavor (personal taste). I split the 10 gal into two 5 gal carboys and kegged one after 4 weeks in the primary. A couple of days after force carbonating, I tried a beer, and promptly spat it back out because it tasted like soap (and maybe even a little 'salty'). Now, only a week later the beer is beginning to taste really good. Accordingly, I siphoned the second 5gal batch into a secondary and will give it a few more weeks to age. Perhaps it was the hops, and reim0027's wife has a more discerning palate than he does (btw: My cleaner and sanitizer were PBW and Star San respectively. )

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