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Cream Ale with odd smell and off flavor

I brewed the NB Cream Ale extract kit a few weeks ago. Followed everthing to a T and had no issues. But the beer has a pronounced smell and taste of chlorine??? The first three I tried are all the same. What could cause this? Too much Starsan? I washed the bottles and sanitized them with starsan before bottling, should i have rinsed them after starsan? The beer has perfect color, carbonation and taste for the most part excluding the taste of chlorine. This is the only beer that turned out like this. Any help would be appreciated.

Starsan doesn’t contain chlorine, so it’s not the source. Most likely it’s your water.

My water doesn have a chlorine smell or taste.

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Do you filter your water (or boil it the day before and stand it overnite)?
It could also be an infection…sometimes that can create solventy/plasticy notes that could be described as chlorine-like.
See if the problem subsides as the beer ages.

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Do you filter your water (or boil it the day before and stand it overnite)?
It could also be an infection…sometimes that can create solventy/plasticy notes that could be described as chlorine-like.
See if the problem subsides as the beer ages.[/quote]

It has subsided a lot since the first one i opened. The first one was real strong smelling and taste. I waited few days and got better but its still there.

very seriously doubt the starsan.

have you had others, without suggesting a “chlorine” note, take a whiff/taste to see if they have the same chlorine description?

did you sample at bottling? any hint of it at that time?

did you by chance use a plastic fermenter and sanitize it with bleach?

as you eluded to in your last post a few weeks aging time may make it all better.

[quote=“Brew On”]very seriously doubt the starsan.

have you had others, without suggesting a “chlorine” note, take a whiff/taste to see if they have the same chlorine description?

did you sample at bottling? any hint of it at that time?

did you by chance use a plastic fermenter and sanitize it with bleach?

as you eluded to in your last post a few weeks aging time may make it all better.[/quote]

I did sample it a bottling, I did not use a plastic ferementer or bleach. Im going to give it another week and if it doesnt get better i guess…down the drain. Just tried my Caribou Slobber today…Turned out phenomenal, no issues at all with it, I used same water etc. Hopefully it will subside.

I have that same problem, But only when I make a certain recipes. 2 recipes really. And both are cream ales.

No other beer i make get this taste, no matter how light they are.

Same water, same campden, same everything except one thing. the cream ales have instant rice in them.
Could it be the cheap save-a-lot style instant rice? I think so.

Gonna use corn next time and see if there is a difference

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