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Old 08-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Hi all!! I'm brewing my first batch of beer from a coopers microbrew kit. It came with a lager canned extract, 1kg dextrose & yeast.
My question is when I took my first hydrometer reading I decided to taste a bit just to see what was going on & I noticed it tasted very much like soap. Is this normal?

 
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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What you just tasted is no indication of what the final product will be. It's probably good you tried it just so you know, but a couple weeks from now it will be vastly different. I stopped tasting my hydro samples because as you will see, they all taste the same for the most part. I would not worry. It should be fine.

 
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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Thank you very much! I was sort of freaking out a little bit

 
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #4
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When I first started I used the Coopers as well.
I noticed a faint soapy taste in all the batches we brewed.
I used to think it was the fermenter bucket.

However, when I moved onto partial mash and away from the can the soapy taste disappeared.

I am not telling you that is your cause, only what I noticed.

BTW, ditch the cans.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shambo View Post
When I first started I used the Coopers as well.
I noticed a faint soapy taste in all the batches we brewed.
I used to think it was the fermenter bucket.

However, when I moved onto partial mash and away from the can the soapy taste disappeared.

I am not telling you that is your cause, only what I noticed.

BTW, ditch the cans.
Never noticed the soapy taste myself and I've been brewing for 16 years including all-grain, mini-mash, or whatever brewing method there is. The cans work fine for me.

 
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