These new lines, after installing them and had a BLC cleaning cycle. I pulled a pint, and to my dismay, had a very distinct plastic flavor. After dumping the first pint, pulled another, and no issues with an off flavor.
Day or so later, go to poor a beer, and the off flavor returns.
Looked around online. Some folks issues with lines they pick up from hardware stores to save a few bucks. The lines that i picked up are heavy wall, 3/16" "beverage" tubing. No sort of marking on the spine of the tubing for into, manufacturer, o.d.,i.d, etc.
Is there a break in period with new lines? Never had this happen before swapping out keg lines. Where this flavor will go away on its own? Or have i been had by the shop? If it requires me to waste a pint or so of beer to "clear the line", ill buy bevflex lines tomorrow.
Now, the "new" owners are about in year two of brewing, and are the only local shop around. Good intentions, but they are lacking knowledge in basics of brewing; they once shared a videos via social media racking a pale ale to secondary with a funnel with a screen filter, and bottled a kolsh in wine bottles.
Really not Trying not to over react with this. Just looking for some outside prospective; but they are on my chit list as of late.
Edited by LeftyMPfrmDE, 29 April 2019 - 02:28 AM.