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Title: Band Aid beer
Post by: maxieboy on May 29, 2011, 02:43:44 PM
Washed yeast pitch gone bad. Please observe a moment of silence for the 24 lbs. of malt and 10 oz. of beautiful Centennial whole hops lost in this tragedy, my second contaminated batch in 11 yrs. and over 300 batches. Crap.
Title: Re: Band Aid beer
Post by: dannyjed on May 29, 2011, 02:53:57 PM
sorry to hear about your loss :(
Title: Re: Band Aid beer
Post by: tom on May 29, 2011, 04:04:47 PM
sure it's not your water?
chlorine/chloramines in the water can cause the bandaid flavor
Title: Re: Band Aid beer
Post by: maxieboy on May 29, 2011, 04:21:39 PM
sure it's not your water?
chlorine/chloramines in the water can cause the bandaid flavor

Yup, brew water treated with campden. Charcoal filter on my brew water line needs changing so went with the campden tablet.
Title: Re: Band Aid beer
Post by: tschmidlin on May 29, 2011, 04:43:52 PM
Ugh.  Bummer, sorry. :(
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Post by: chezteth on May 29, 2011, 04:53:10 PM
That sucks.  :'(  It's never fun to dump beer.
Title: Re: Band Aid beer
Post by: weazletoe on May 30, 2011, 02:00:57 AM
Band air beer was my first and only infection, on my first and only lager. Man di that suck. Haven't had the nads to do a lager again.
Title: Re: Band Aid beer
Post by: thomasbarnes on May 30, 2011, 04:45:59 AM
Washed yeast pitch gone bad. Please observe a moment of silence for the 24 lbs. of malt and 10 oz. of beautiful Centennial whole hops lost in this tragedy, my second contaminated batch in 11 yrs. and over 300 batches. Crap.

Sympathy. Sounds like you did everything right but got ambushed by some wild yeast.

How old/clean are your hoses? Lots of ugly critters love to live in dirty hoses, and it can be very tough to get them clean, especially if they're old, cracked or scratched. It's cheap insurance to replace your hoses every 6-12 months, or whenever they start looking dirty.