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Old 08-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Plastic Taste in beer (like pvc, not like bandaid)

About a week and a half ago i bottled my first batch of beer. the recipe was an IPA extract beer with a mini-mash. Everything tasted fine when i was bottling and i have tried a bottle daily since just to get an idea about how beer ages. Suddenly in the last 2 days i have started tasting this strong plastic PVC taste. It is in the aroma and beginning taste of the beer.

I have read everything i can but no one describes the flavor like this. It isnt a bandaid or medicinal smell. It is more like PVC. The after taste is good. I have tried several bottles and they all have variable degrees of this problem.

Has anyone had this problem?
Is this batch a loss?


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Old 08-03-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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3 weeks @ 70, 3 weeks @ 70, 3 weeks @ 70...any flavors detected before hand are because the beer is green.....

After "use your hydrometer," this is the second most posted advice whenever anyone asks if they're beer is ruined...and they didn't wait 3 weeks...

Read this....it explains all.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com//showpos...&postcount=101



wait another couple weeks, and the flavor more than likely will be gone...



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What did you use for a sanitizer?
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:12 AM   #4
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Thanks Revvy! This makes me feel a little better.

I used brewvint powdered sanitizer.
Everything was brand new except the bottles, which were just old ones. I ran all of them through the dishwasher and dropped each in a 5 gal bucket of brewvint and water for at least 30 secs.
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