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Offline Hornet

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Weird tasting mead
« on: January 26, 2011, 05:12:31 PM »
Help!!!
I just tasted a mead I made about 3-4 months ago and has been in a keg with co2 on it.
It tasted like a band aid .
Whats wrong ? I know its still very young to drink but I thought it would have a better flavor than this  ???

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Re: Weird tasting mead
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 05:15:00 PM »
Typically that indicates some time of contaminating organism in your fermentation.  Possibly too high fermentation temperatures.  I would definitely try to see if it ages out, but I think it's a dumper.
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Re: Weird tasting mead
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 05:20:41 PM »
I was afraid you would say that.
I actually have 2 kegs  >:(
will dump one ande keep checking the other, Thanks

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Re: Weird tasting mead
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 05:56:36 PM »
Mead's a weird beast.

Definitely give it some more time - I've had some meads that tasted awful young and then just pulled it together.
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Re: Weird tasting mead
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 09:49:00 PM »
"Band-aid" character suggests chlorophenols. 
Did you use chlorine (or choramine-free) water?
Was bleach part of your cleaning or sanitizing regimen?