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Old 07-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Help!!!! Coopers bitter has a strong taste of iodine

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I brewed a coopers English bitter 3 months ago( my second batch at brewing it) the first batch was brilliant, a nice colour and body with a decent head and a nice taste.

With it being so nice I decided to make another batch but something has gone wrong. I made my second batch exactly the same as the first batch, everything was sanitised using milton liquid in the same way with plenty and I mean plenty of rinsing.

It was in the fermenter for 4 weeks and has been in the bottle for 8 weeks, I did a taste test before I bottled it any everything tasted the same as the first batch, so I had a bottle of it last night and it has a very strong smell and taste of iodine. Will this taste go with more bottling time or is it ruined?

I am using coopers PET bottles they have bens used a few times before so could it be that the bottles can only be used so many times.

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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If you cleaned and sanitized the bottles they likely wont be the problem. Can yu describe the taste any better?


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Sorry i re read your post and see the iodine taste.
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Did you use tap water that has lots of chlorine?
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Did you use tap water that has lots of chlorine?
Hi yes I did use tap water, I have used tap water on every batch a I have done and this is the first time I have had a problem.
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I say the "Milton liquid" must be an iodine based sanitizer like Idophor. that stuff must not have rinsed out of everything real well. I bet that's what you're tasting. Maybe you thought you rinsed everything well,& didn't or forgot something. I like that Cooper's English bitter myself,& never encountered an iodine flavor/smell. I use Starsan,a wet sanitizer that's no rinse. Switch to that & I bet the problem goes away. It's got to be the Milton liquid.
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I say the "Milton liquid" must be an iodine based sanitizer like Idophor. that stuff must not have rinsed out of everything real well. I bet that's what you're tasting. Maybe you thought you rinsed everything well,& didn't or forgot something. I like that Cooper's English bitter myself,& never encountered an iodine flavor/smell. I use Starsan,a wet sanitizer that's no rinse. Switch to that & I bet the problem goes away. It's got to be the Milton liquid.
Hi unionrdr.

Milton liquid is a no rinse solution but I always rinse anyway and it doesn't contain iodine so I can't see that being the problem.
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Is it effecting all bottles or just the one you tasted? Could it be contamination of one or two of the bottles?
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Is it effecting all bottles or just the one you tasted? Could it be contamination of one or two of the bottles?
Last night I tried 3 bottles and they were all the same going try a couple more tonight
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I say the "Milton liquid" must be an iodine based sanitizer like Idophor. that stuff must not have rinsed out of everything real well. I bet that's what you're tasting. Maybe you thought you rinsed everything well,& didn't or forgot something. I like that Cooper's English bitter myself,& never encountered an iodine flavor/smell. I use Starsan,a wet sanitizer that's no rinse. Switch to that & I bet the problem goes away. It's got to be the Milton liquid.
Milton's is a chlorine sanitizer. No iodine in it.

I also like the Cooper's EB and have used both tap and RO water.. RO was better, but no Iodine in any of them??????

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