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GHW
Bah. My elderflower ale has indeed gone the same way as the wit, it tastes worse if anything.

Mouldy tasting, medicinal, bitter despite low hopping. No elderflower at all.

It's not just a rubbish beer that will improve, it's vile.

So I'm fairly sure it's an infection somewhere. Going to bleach the bejeezuz out of everything Saturday and get the stout on Sunday.

We'll see. Very disheartening, as will be the session where I pour the 40+ bottles of this and the wit down the sink!
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nbpicklesno2
Sorry how hear that but I'll refer you to my previous post in this thread. Proprietary stuff just will not cut the mustard. Bleach everything. Your GF will not explode, melt or otherwise self destruct.

Just don't leave the bleach on any surface for more than 15 mins or so and it'll be fine. Don't listen to others on dilution levels. Much stronger is better.

It will work.

Trust the bleach.

Good luck.
Pete
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wobleylegs
can you take the pump apart to clean like you can with a bm?
 my reason in asking is in the past ive washed my bm and flushed the pump through and thought that it would be job done. then ive decided to take the pump off just to see and have found hop debris in there still. i now take the pump off every time i brew to clean it. only takes a little time.
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GHW
wobleylegs wrote:
can you take the pump apart to clean like you can with a bm?
 my reason in asking is in the past ive washed my bm and flushed the pump through and thought that it would be job done. then ive decided to take the pump off just to see and have found hop debris in there still. i now take the pump off every time i brew to clean it. only takes a little time.


I've not looked properly but a) I don't think so, b) I wouldn't trust myself to do that anyway!
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wobleylegs
surly thats a design fault with the grainfarther then? with the bm its very easy to do. one large brass collar thats hand tight and thats it the pumps off. 
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