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Old 05-29-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Rookie mistake. Is it a goner?

I just tried a beer from a batch I bottled a couple of weeks ago and it tastes like my Homer bucket. Why? Because while I was collecting my first runnings, I thought it to be a good idea to collect it in my Home Depot homer bucket which I have calibrated to show me how much I have collected from my mash. This hot wort sat in the bucket for at least an hour while I heated up my sparge water and sparged into the same bucket (why? so I could see how much total wort I collected, of course). Apparently hot liquid gets the plastic going and the awesome Homer flavor went into my beer.

So the question of the day is SHOULD I DUMP THIS THING AND GO ON WITH MY LIFE? Or are the yeasties really that magical and can take away orange bucket flavor?

*Side note: I made two more batches using this method which I have not bottled yet. I tasted them this morning to see if they were affected as well. Tasted fine. WTF?

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Old 05-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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tuck it away in a dark corner for a few months and then taste it again

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Old 05-29-2010, 10:57 PM   #3
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Really? plastic flavor will go away? I will totally save it if it's worth it. But plastic?

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what stage is it in now ?

have you bottled it?
is it still in the fermenter ?

Where in the brewing process is this beer?

and what type of beer is it ?

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Old 05-29-2010, 11:00 PM   #5
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Two weeks in the bottle.

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pack it away.

the taste of homer should fade some over time !

and really I keep stuff like that around for the booze mooches. We all know one or 12 !!!

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Thanks Cheeto. Looks like this sucker's going away for a while.

If it's not gone after a few months, I'll just go hand it out in the Home Depot parking lot.

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the local mission is where most of my "limited editions" get given out !

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If it tastes like the chemical found in a cheap home depot bucket, do you want to be drinking that, even if it doesn't taste as badly after a period of time? That chemical residue isn't going anywhere.

They made that bucket somewhere as cheaply as possible in order for it to be useful enough for holding liquid paint.

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If it tastes like the chemical found in a cheap home depot bucket, do you want to be drinking that, even if it doesn't taste as badly after a period of time? That chemical residue isn't going anywhere.

They made that bucket somewhere as cheaply as possible in order for it to be useful enough for holding liquid paint.
I actually just thought about that before I read your post. Probably not.
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