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Old 09-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
Jul 2009
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Im a new AG brewer and used tap water a couple of times. After some research I found out chlormines are not a good thing so I picked up some campden. My 1st batch I used tap water has a really strange lingering after flavor thats just not good. I have my 2nd beer that was made with tap water that needs bottled but was wondering if adding campden to the bottling bucket would help?

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Old 09-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
Jun 2008
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After fermentation I'm guessing ( and it's a total guess ) that the compounds have combined to produce the phenols and don't think campden at this time would help. Can you describe the flavor? Burnt plastic or medicinal?
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
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you need to use campden in your water before you brew with it. if you add it now, it will kill your yeast.

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