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Old 04-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
Apr 2009
Little Rock, Ar.
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So I screwed up and used the hose to fill the mash tun while brewing. Now the batch tastes horrible. (Tasty Brown Ale from morebeer) It has a huge plastic type/vinyl flavor that I first thought was due to chlorine, but later discovered was coming from the hose.
Any ideas on how to salvage it?


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Old 04-10-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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Jun 2009
Vista, CA
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Get the potable hoses and never have to worry about it again...its the rv white hose from lowes, home depot......
It might be a dumper.....

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:59 AM   #3
Nov 2010
Milwaukee, WI
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Gonna have to second the previous poster, from everything I have read, off flavors from the garden hose are there to stay.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:07 AM   #4
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Sorry, it's a dumper. I'm a huge proponent of the "time cures most ills" movement... but hose flavors don't go away.
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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throw it away, life is too short to drink crap beer

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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Have anyone who is always taking more than their share of beer? Someone you don't want to give beer too? Annoying neighbor or in law? I say give it to them. Keep it around as a gag gift. Unless you need the bucket.

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