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Old 03-16-2010, 08:48 PM   #11
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I REALLY want to at least come and watch, especially since I can practically roll over and land in Rockford (being in Sparta and all). It's on my calendar.

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #12
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:26 PM   #13
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Argh... I wanted to bring my IIPA, which was tasting real good going into the secondary for dry hop. But I was stupid and went right from dry hopping to the bottling bucket and got a LOT of "Gunk" in the bottles. I probably should have siphoned into another vessel and cold crashed before bottling.

Live and learn. Might have some Stout ready by then. My Centennial Blonde wasn't terribly great this time either. A little cloudy. The taste is "ok", but I think there is something going on in there that I just can't place. Maybe I'll bring some and see if anyone can pinpoint it for me. I've certainly brewed that recipe better before.

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Hop gunk or trub gunk?

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I think it's hop gunk. Some of it look like thick fluffy "worms" laying on the bottom of the bottle. Some of it looks like bits of hops.

Except for the taste right before bottling, I would be disappointed in this batch. Why? Because I was striving for a 1/2 batch to test a smaller MLT. And this way I could experiment more often without having a ton of beer going to waste. But I needed two mashes in the small MLT to get the gravity up, and by the time I got done I only had about 2 gallons, maybe less.

But at least I have learned some more and next time I will do a full batch and if it turns up as good, I will remember to let the thing settle out after dry-hopping.

I will just let this batch sit for a few weeks and then I'll drink them. There is nothing in there that can hurt me, right? Just have to pour VERY carefully.

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I think it's hop gunk. Some of it look like thick fluffy "worms" laying on the bottom of the bottle. Some of it looks like bits of hops.

Except for the taste right before bottling, I would be disappointed in this batch. Why? Because I was striving for a 1/2 batch to test a smaller MLT. And this way I could experiment more often without having a ton of beer going to waste. But I needed two mashes in the small MLT to get the gravity up, and by the time I got done I only had about 2 gallons, maybe less.

But at least I have learned some more and next time I will do a full batch and if it turns up as good, I will remember to let the thing settle out after dry-hopping.

I will just let this batch sit for a few weeks and then I'll drink them. There is nothing in there that can hurt me, right? Just have to pour VERY carefully.
Noe nothing that can hurt you.

Next time wrap a paint strainer bag over the end of your racking cane and that will filter out the hops.
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hey this isn't a beer help thread folks!

speaking of which i did narrow that bandaid down to the hoses. no trouble since i switched to silicone.

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You are right, Erik. I get carried away sometimes.

So, what's everyone bringing for food to this thing? You know that they Second most important consideration!

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You are right, Erik. I get carried away sometimes.

So, what's everyone bringing for food to this thing? You know that they Second most important consideration!
I'm bringing a smoker and will be smoking up some meat. May do some ribs, maybe a fatty (bacon wrapped goodness) perhaps some ABT's.. Not 100% sure yet other then it will be smoked.
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