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Pliny Clone Kegged in Two Separate Kegs
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:19:36 PM »
I made 10 gallons of a Pliny the Elder clone a couple months ago.  I filled two 5-gallon Cornelius kegs.  One is already gone... and it was quite tasty.  However, I just cracked the other one open... maybe I had a soapy glass, but the beer tasted soapy.  I usually rinse the keg out first.  Then I wash it with a brush and dishwashing liquid.  I then rinse it again, and add boiling water and seal it up for a couple days.  Then I add iodaphor to the five gallons of water inside (the previously boiling water that's cooled).  Then I drain prior to use and rinse again. I undo the gas and beer ports... and tubes... and clean them as well.  I think I did everything right.  I'm just wondering if anyone might be able to tell me why my beer tastes soapy now?  I have had the second keg of Pliny setting in the fridge for over a month now.  Perhaps I drank a big taste of yeast at the bottom of the keg?  But I've never heard that yeast tastes soapy.  Cheers, Bill

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Re: Pliny Clone Kegged in Two Separate Kegs
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 10:35:35 PM »
I usually rinse the keg out first.  Then I wash it with a brush and dishwashing liquid.
Maybe it's yeast, but that's never tasted soapy to me.  Maybe it's the hops, although that seems unlikely if it was a split batch.

I never use soap, I clean with PBW.  You'd have to make sure to rinse really well, and even then I'd be concerned about residual soap.
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Re: Pliny Clone Kegged in Two Separate Kegs
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 11:24:18 AM »
Tom,

Roger your advice on PBW.  I have an oxygen based cleaner that sits in a box out of the way that I can use vice the dishwashing liquid from now on.  That said, I tasted the beer again... it's fine.  The glass might have had some dishwashing liquid residue in it.  I also hadn't had a beer in over a month... in deference to the man upstairs... so perhaps my tastebuds got a shock also by all the hops in the Pliny wannabe.

This beer brewing hobby is a constant learning experience.  And another thing, I recently purchased StarSan and used it in my last keg cleaning.  I keep a carboy filled with a proper amount of StarSan and reverse osmosis water.  So far I'm pleased with it's ease of use.

Cheers,
Bill