From the HBD Archive
From: (John Williams)
Subject: rouble with a roto keg
Date: 1992-06-30 00:57:42 GMT


I have a question for anyone with experience with Roto kegs. I
got a spherical one for my birthday. It had a strong plastic smell like
it had been closed up for a long time. I followed the directions for
sterilizing and getting rid of the odor; 24 hour soak in a strong TSP solution.
I did not smell the plastic odor when I rinsed it out; so I put 5
gallons of I.P.A. in to ferment. I just tasted it tonight and the beer
tastes fine except for a pronounced plastic taste.

So I have two questions. Is there any hope for the beer now in
the keg? Will the taste go away or get stronge? If not, I'll just
pitch it to experience. Secondly, how do you get the smell out of the
keg? It will work great for me once it stops ruining the beer.

Thanks in advance for the ade.


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