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new2brew1221

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I noticed that in the last couple of bottles I've opened, it has what I'd describe aa a plastic taste. It's hard to compare it to any other type of taste. When the beer was in the keg, it was good. But, I bottled some of it, and now it seems to have a very bad off taste. Has anyone else had something like this happen, if so, what can be done to prevent it in the future?
 

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Sounds like chlorophenols. I've had that happen when I used chlorinated water. Not sure what what else would cause that. Did you happen to wash or sanitize with chlorinated water?
 

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I had this happen to me two years ago when I was doing 1 gallon batches. Obviously very frustrating when all 10 of your hard worked bottles taste like a vinyl record. Anyway, turned out that the chlorine based cleaner I used to remove labels wasn't rinsed off well enough and that's what did them in.
 

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Sounds like chlorophenols. I've had that happen when I used chlorinated water. Not sure what what else would cause that. Did you happen to wash or sanitize with chlorinated water?
+1 on this. I had the same issue when i moved into a new place. Plastic smell and taste that ruined 10 gallons of brew.
 

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Sounds like chlorophenols. I've had that happen when I used chlorinated water. Not sure what what else would cause that. Did you happen to wash or sanitize with chlorinated water?
I just had this happen to me as well. Turns out that they switched our water source and chlorinated higher. Time for me to start using RO Water I guess.
 

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I just spend $67 on a 4 stage RO+DI water system that hooks up to either your garden spout, sink tap, or faucet lip. 100GPD at 1:3 ratio! Worth every penny IMHO. Much cheaper than expected.
 

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I just spend $67 on a 4 stage RO+DI water system that hooks up to either your garden spout, sink tap, or faucet lip. 100GPD at 1:3 ratio! Worth every penny IMHO. Much cheaper than expected.
Wow only $67 for that? Looks like something I should invest in. I have a carbon filter but the water here is too hard for anything that's not roasted or British
 

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I just finished looking into these systems.... 3 to 1 is too wasteful for my area (California Water Controls see to that). Looks like I double or even triple filter my water or buy the spring water/filtered water from the local mom & pop store...
Its really not THAT much.

If you need 7 gallons, you will use 21 gallons. Belive it or not, 21 gallons is NOT that much. Skip a shower to make up for it ;)
 

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Its really not THAT much.

If you need 7 gallons, you will use 21 gallons. Belive it or not, 21 gallons is NOT that much. Skip a shower to make up for it ;)
But since I am brewing 15 gallon batches, that takes it to 60 gallons minimum for each brew. Still too much waste for my preferences. :mug:
 
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