Episode 126 - Train Car or Train Wreck

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This week the boys are back and they're singling out hops, including El Dorado, Azacca, Centennial, and Galaxy hops. Tanner and Jared have a load of single-hopped IPAs and they're breaking them down. They also recently visited the new pour your own beer bar in town, American Draft, and they have lots to tell you about that.

They also discuss what can give a beer a plastic or rubbery taste.

Below is from the MoreBeer website:

“Chlorophenol

Tastes/Smells Like:
Plastic, Vinyl, Iodine
Possible Causes:
Using chlorinated tap water to brew or rinse equipment is the most common cause
for plastic-like or medicinal flavors. Medicinal flavors can also be the result of using
cleanser or sanitizer that is chlorine or iodine based. Some wild yeast will contribute
to a similar medicinal taste.
How to Avoid:
Don’t use chlorinated water to brew or to rinse equipment that will come into contact
with the beer. If chlorinated water must be used, use a water filter that removes
chlorine or boil the water for 15 minutes and then cool to room temperature to force
out any chlorine that may be present. Always use the recommended amount and
concentrations of sanitizers. Most sanitizers will not cause any off flavors when used
properly. When using bleach, use one-half ounce per gallon of water, let equipment
soak for 10 minutes and always rinse with sanitized (pre-boiled) water.”



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