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From: (100)
Subject: Bad Taste...
Date: 1992-06-25 13:29:22 GMT

I'm a beginner at homebrewing, and so far I've only made lagers from
pre-packed kits. Every brew I've made has seemed to ferment out OK, but
The problem is just about every batch ends up having a bad taste in it.
It's hard to explain exactly what sort of taste is is - sort of
metallic. Does anyone know what could be causing this? I sterilise all
equipment thouroughly using sodium met. I was told that it could be from
using this chemical, but I haven't got a chance to try bleach yet.
I was wondering whether it could be from light destroying the brew.
The best one we made was an English Ale, and we did it in an old tea
chest. This was the best tasting brew we have made. Could this be the
problem? It's not the water because I've used other types like
sterilised rainwater. Can anyone help?


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