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The Pub / Re: How far to closest brewpub?
« on: March 14, 2016, 05:12:46 AM »
In Chicago I've got a bunch to choose from but coming from the 'burbs with traffic it could be a 1-2 hour drive and then I got a look and hope for parking:(

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Have you tried only child in Gurnee? I hear the beer is real good. Just a plain jain no frills hang but good beer.
I have, actually I've known Ben a couple years now since they originally opens their brewery around the corner from me. They couldn't work out an agreement to open a tap room on site so they moved up there. Not around the corner anymore but the beer is good and they're great people!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 04:00:29 PM »
I'll bet there are more than one common denominator.  Same fermentors? Same spigots? Same whirlflock? Malt, hops, transfer tubing etc etc keep digging and you'll find it.
Going through all my process notes and calendar/schedule tonight to see what might stick out as a possible culprit

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 02:21:28 PM »
Just thinking out loud here trying to come up with some ideas for you.
Everyone's input and questions are much appreciated, the only common thread with all 4 kegs is the co2 but it appears that really can't be the cause.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 12:29:18 PM »
You didn't happen to notice any rust spots on the inside of the kegs did you?  Probably not on all 4 anyway.
No rust anywhere

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 12:26:49 PM »
That's a good question and fortunately the answer is no, the taste has been picked up by others as well:(

Kind scratching my head on this one....

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 10:25:14 AM »
Nope, no water changes at all and all lines were soaked/flushed with PBW and Star San as well as the kegs, purged of o2. I also removed and soaked the taps as part of the process since it had been a few months since they'd been cleaned thoroughly.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 09:46:16 AM »
Thanks Denny,
I suppose then I'm a bit lost.

The beers are an IPA, a pale, a pilsner and a Saison. Each fermented with a different strain and each properly pitched with either rehydrated dry yeast or properly sized starters and my tried and true sanitation/cleaning practices so I'm not sure what else might be the issue.

If it was one keg it'd be easier but all 4 at the same time? WTF!

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Kegging and Bottling / Tinny tasting beer
« on: March 13, 2016, 08:58:13 AM »
I have a 4 tap kegerator now going on 3 years. About a month or so ago I tapped 4 new kegs of beer and swapped out my empty 20lb tank with a fresh one. Now y beer has a tinny taste to it and the only thing I can point to is the possibility I got a bad tank of co2?

I've been using the same supplier for all the years, local welding supply that only charges me $30 a swap, this is the first time I've ever had a problem.

All the lines were properly cleaned as well as the tapa, etc. When I did the latest refill on the kegs as well as all the kegs.

I'm assuming even if I degas all the kegs and swap with my other tank the off flavor won't go away and I'll have to dump almost 20gal of beer, major league disappointment!

Anyone ever have this issue with co2 causing this problem? Kind of bummed:(

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The Pub / Re: How far to closest brewpub?
« on: March 12, 2016, 05:11:19 PM »
In Chicago I've got a bunch to choose from but coming from the 'burbs with traffic it could be a 1-2 hour drive and then I got a look and hope for parking:(

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Ingredients / Re: Watermelon IPA
« on: March 12, 2016, 07:05:31 AM »
I would think an entire box would be overkill, personally I'd try may be a teaspoon in a growler full of beer and go from there

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Ingredients / Re: Watermelon IPA
« on: March 11, 2016, 04:07:50 PM »
Hey, don't flame me, maybe it does taste fake, maybe it won't work, nobody really seems to know so what's the harm in sampling a growler full of beer? I've read about a lot of things folks have tried that  many think disgusting and actually turned out beer worth drinking so no harm, no foul.....cheers

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Pimp My System / Re: Finally Finished
« on: March 11, 2016, 06:23:57 AM »
Looks great, well done!

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Ingredients / Re: Watermelon IPA
« on: March 11, 2016, 06:22:29 AM »
Might just work and if it doesn't you dump maybe a growler of beer;)

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Ingredients / Re: Watermelon IPA
« on: March 10, 2016, 06:22:46 PM »
I'm kind of intrigued with the jello concept since no one chimed in on why it won't work.....
Can't really think of one myself and it might really work-clear the beer and give flavor!

Why don't you rack a gallon or so over to a small secondary and try it? I'd be curious to hear the results:)

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: March 09, 2016, 06:55:43 AM »
Dam straight John! Mildest winter I can remember in a long long time, not really complaining but I missed the snow.

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