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Old 10-25-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 10-25-2009, 05:48 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thanks...Any suggestion to different cleaner besides PBW?
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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StarSan or Iodophor are the 2 most commonly used.
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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.
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How did you rinse out the PBW?
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #7
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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...-to-prevent-it
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How did you rinse out the PBW?
Rinsed with hot water
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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.
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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.


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