how do I fix a yukcy tasting Camelback?

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  1. dillsley

    dillsley New Member

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    :confused: I bought a new Camelaback and can't get rid of that "plastic- rubbery" taste The direction say to mix a couple teaspoons of baking soda and water but it doesn't help. Thanks:confused:
     
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  2. davidbod

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    Let the baking soda water sit in it over night.
     
  3. ed073

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    Pour in 1/2 a bottle of Laphroaig.
     
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    I prefer Lagavulin.
     
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    Just storing the bladder on it's hanger seems to do the trick for my C-backs, especially when they're new. I purchased the hanger separately, and rinse and hang it up to dry after each use.

    I think the bladder material needs some time to off-gas, as I've never noticed the "new" odor or taste after the first few uses.

    Save your scotch, or at least make sure it goes through the right bladder.

    Steve
     
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    I generally prefer Ardbeg........
     
  7. breesej

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    The yellow hanger deal is key. It even prevents mold and mildew from forming on the inside. I've had my camelback for many years and I can't remember of the plastic taste. perhaps it's the new compound of plastic or maybe you need to give it a few uses before the bladder breaks-in.
     
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    Fill it with water and the juice of one lemon. Leave it like that overnight, then rinse it. That will take out the rubbery taste.
    Edgar
     
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