I recently brewed an IPA and kegged it. Ready to go in a couple of days. Finally after my two scrapped beers (don't ever use garden hose to fill your wort on brewing day people!) This batch tastes good (obviously flat still.) my kegerator is looking good.
I don't know what I am doing wrong. I clean and sanitize my equipment very well. The only thing I can say that my beer tastes like "band-aids" or old plastic. I do admit I use water out of the tap. I have not have had problems until recently. I use a 6 gal bucket for my primary and a glass carboy for secondary. I can provide all other equipment on request. I have another batch ready to go but I am worried about repeat issue. Please help.
The reason I am asking this is because I have NEVER had this happen to me yet. Does mold look like mold (bread mold)? I just need some close ups pix or illustrations to give me an idea. I'd hate to work so hard at something and loose it all to contamination.
I have almost ALL my equipment for my all grain (Going cheap, cause I'm poor). I need to know what works best with food grade buckets. Styrofoam, Blankets, or sleeping bags? I don't want it to be cumbersome though...any suggestions?