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Off taste in new keg system - cleaning?

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ukolowiczd:
So I did a little experiment and switched out the plastic tasting hose from a hose from my local homebrew shop and low and behold no nasty plastic taste. I just smelled the hose that I took off - whew - stinks. It has "superflex pvc tubing" on the side rated at 212F, thus I'm not feeling this is food grade. I called morebeer.com and left a message but thanks for the tip about switching out the hoses. Beer tastes fine now.

narcout:
I've experienced that same issue with beverage tubing that I've purchased from both Nothern Brewer and Micromatic. 

dean_palmer:
If it is not clearly marked as beverage line, it is questionable. As others have stated there have been bad batches of even the good stuff. New lines should need nothing but a rinse with water at most and should never be carrying taste and odor.

Jimmy K:
Not imparting flavors and odors is part of the test for food grade certification, so I'd guess it was a bad batch or a different supplier than normal.

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