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It could be an infection, although there doesn't appear to be anything wrong in the pictures. Maybe you just don't like the style?


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Sour, astringent and vinegary. Definitely sounds like an infection. Lactic and acetic acid also both have higher specific gravity than water or alcohol, so that's probably why your gravity went up between weeks two and three. Lost cause? I don't know, can you stand to drink it? If not, it's certainly not going to get any better with time. What is your ...


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Tangential topic- but I have found to remove trub from plastic fermenters (or any fermenter), add hot water, PBW, and invert to cover the caked on trub. Come back 5-10 mins later, and the trub is dissolved. WOOP WOOP! Cheers!


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What about the alcohol in the beer? It's a solvent so might it leech chemicals from the plastic? Lots of studies show that #1 and #2 are okay with water but has anyone studied if it is good with alcohol? Since PH and Alcohol each provide the possibility of leeching, and since cleaning and micro-cracks are an issue with plastic, personally, I will stick to ...


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I don't think you can taste bpa, but certainly microwaving food and eating it from bpa plastic will raise bpa levels in your blood stream. However, it appears that ceasing the behavior also drops the levels back down, so I'm not convinced it's a great health risk and unless you put hot wort into the jug, it shouldn't cause this effect. The other issue with ...



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