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Old 10-10-2012, 12:47 AM   #11
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I use a charcoal filter to get rid of the chlorine and seems to work out great. I just use an RV filter attached to my outside spigot. Make sure you DONT use a garden hose but rather a drinking water hose used for RV's. No leeching...


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Old 10-11-2012, 01:29 AM   #12
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I had the same problem for awhile. I got a water report from the city and also sent away for a thorough analysis. I decided the culprit must be chloramine (does not boil off like chlorine). I've been treating every 5g w/ 1 campden tab, then let it sit overnight and have not had issues for many batches.


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Old 10-11-2012, 03:03 AM   #13
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I've been treating every 5g w/ 1 campden tab, then let it sit overnight and have not had issues for many batches.
Whoa! I also had this problem and started using campden. My bottle says 1 tablet treats 20 gallons, so I use half a tab for each batch. Since I'm doing all grain, I end up using around 8.5 gallons total.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:35 AM   #14
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My first beer was a Trappist dubble and it was kind of the same with wlp500. Bandaidy/alchohol/bleh. It was in primary for 60 days so I don't think there was a problem with that and no infection to been seen. As they aged in the bottle I found that they were getting better from the top down. 3 weeks in the bottle and the top 4 swigs tasted really good, beyond that the rest of the bottle was terrible. It took 2 1/2 months but they eventually aged all the way down to be very decent beers. Giver some time and hopefully it will turn.
Thanks man, will do!
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #15
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Whoa! I also had this problem and started using campden. My bottle says 1 tablet treats 20 gallons, so I use half a tab for each batch. Since I'm doing all grain, I end up using around 8.5 gallons total.
Yeah, I started with 1/4 crushed tab per 5g, but still had off-flavors, so went to 1/2 tab. It still wasn't totally gone. I did some research and found that JP has seen no ill-effects from using up to 1 tab:5g, so that's what I do. It's a cheap and easy fix.


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