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Old 12-31-2012, 05:50 AM   #21
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Its been 2 weeks so I am chilling this one down in prep for a transfer to a secondary carboy where I'll add 2 ounces of dryhop for a week then toss it in a keg.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #22
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I've had success with a hook and pulley system in the garage.

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I actually had some from the actually brewery.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #23
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Its been 2 weeks so I am chilling this one down in prep for a transfer to a secondary carboy where I'll add 2 ounces of dryhop for a week then toss it in a keg.
Why are you moving the beer when all you are doing is adding hops? Hops in the primary give you the same aroma in your beer as hops in the secondary and there is much less risk of infection or oxidation.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #24
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I don't usually secondary and haven't for years. That said, I don't bag my hops. So when I dry hop in the primary the pellets tend to plummet down into the trub. This batch has at least 2 inches of trub at the bottom, maybe more. I've dryhopped many batches in the primary and although it is a ton easier to do, I am not convinced that I'm getting everything I should when the hops plummet into the trub. Celebration Ale is built on flavor and aroma so the dry hop phase is important.

I understand pros and cons of each method.

I have a spare 5 gallon carboy so I thought I'd move it over onto the hops and let it go a week before kegging. No biggie.

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Haha, I didn't even recognize my own work in that photo...I forgot I made some limited edition bags w/ the high vis pink cord drawstring...my god what was I thinking at the time...cheers and HNY to all!
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So i moved it to a glass 5 gal carboy on top of 2 oz of hops. I lost approx. 0.75 gallon of beer to trub (which is a lot). And there is a 1/2in trub layer in the secondary already.

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I'm wondering if I shouldn't plan BIAB batches to brew 6.5 of finished strength wort and then only take 5.5 gallons of the clean stuff to the fermentor after the ridiculous amount of sediment settles in the kettle. Anyone else work their BIAB volumes to avoid the sediment?

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I'm wondering if I shouldn't plan BIAB batches to brew 6.5 of finished strength wort and then only take 5.5 gallons of the clean stuff to the fermentor after the ridiculous amount of sediment settles in the kettle. Anyone else work their BIAB volumes to avoid the sediment?
If you use BeerSmith, there is a nice feature which lets you account for sediment loss in the boil kettle. You can also try whirlpooling the wort as it cools to make all of the sediment pile up in the middle of the boil kettle, and then siphon from the side. You can additionally pass the wort through a strainer as it goes into the fermenter. After you do this, you can get a good estimation of how much wort is lost.
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So the celebration clone has been kegged for a while now and it is great. Very clean tasting with awesome hop flavor. I'm very pleased with it and will brew this recipe again.

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