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Old 11-23-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
Doc Robinson
Oct 2009
Fishers, IN
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I am getting some small brownish black flakes in my beers out of the tap. I just cleaned out all my lines and my taps. Before kegging, I thoroughly cleansed the cornys with OxiClean and sanitized with StarSan. I am getting these flakes out of multiple kegs. So, I am thinking this is either:

1) Mold from the dip tube (less probability with multiple kegs)
2) Irish moss (greater probability)

Any other ideas, or experience with small black/brown flakes in the brew? What is this funk all up in my Hoskies?

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Old 11-23-2009, 11:49 PM   #2
boo boo
Jun 2005
Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
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I would take apart my taps again to see if they were the culprits.
How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

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