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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2012, 09:15:47 AM »
I just hose mine off, then into the kettle for 10-15 min. before the end of the boil.
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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2012, 09:56:10 AM »
Have you tested your water after filtering? Try distilled water with salt additions.

Take or send your beer to some BJCP judges for further evaluation to help pinpoint the off-flavor....a second opinion is helpful. This will validate your findings and eliminate a lot of other variables.

Ethanol or fusel alcohols can be mitigated as has been discussed...if that is indeed the problem. 
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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2012, 09:57:00 AM »
Haven't tested it after filtering

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2012, 10:46:47 AM »
Maybe ill use straight tap water next time. Before I had a filter I never had an issue

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2012, 11:09:04 AM »
If you do that, use campden tablets or some other method to de-chlorinate it.

Do you need to change the filter?  I know mine needs to be changed annually.
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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2012, 12:10:14 PM »
Not that old at all

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »
I haven't been able to get a beer under 1.015 ish since this water filter either. I wonder if its all related

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2012, 10:36:39 PM »
http://www.eweb.org/waterquality

If you click on "2011" it will show you what our water quality check came out to. This is where they directed me when I asked for a local water report.

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2012, 04:21:50 AM »
That's very good water from a brewing point of view. Low alkalinity and overall low mineral content. Most of the ions we are interested are listed on page 2. Generally these water quality reports are useless, but this one isn't.

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Last three batches terrible
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2012, 06:04:40 AM »
Not sure if someone else said this, but could it be carbonation levels in the finished beer?  Sounds more like a water issue though.
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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2012, 09:14:29 AM »
Not a Carb issue. Flavor develops in carboy

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2012, 01:56:03 PM »
I agree with majorvices.  A taste test is not a quality test.  You have to go get a chlorine test to tell for sure.  Also how hard is your water?  Soft water will give off flavors as well.  You could try conditioning salts in your mash and lauder.

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2012, 02:59:54 PM »
I posted a report above^

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2012, 10:21:19 AM »
If I use my thief in a wild beer will starsan kill it?

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Re: Last three batches terrible
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2012, 10:31:25 AM »
If I use my thief in a wild beer will starsan kill it?

yes. assuming there are no major scratched or other protected places for the bugs to hide.
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