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Old 12-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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getting ready to cask my IPA and let it sit for a few months. should i prime with 4.5 oz priming sugar or 5 oz. and any other tips. is it normal to dry hop it in there too?

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Old 12-28-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:24 AM   #3
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For my Pin Cask I usually prime it with 5 ounces. I would worry about dry hopping it for that long as you will start to get grassy flavors from having the hops in contact with the beer for that long. If I dry hop a cask I usually consume it around the 3 week period.

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Old 12-30-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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I use 3 oz. cane sugar finings in my pins and 6 oz. in my firkin.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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i ended up dry hopping it before i got your post about the grassy flavors. so lets hope that grassy flavors is what i secretly wanted.... bwahahahaha well anyways thanks for the help.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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What temp do you let them sit at? My basement is around 58 to 60. I think it may be too cold?

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Old 01-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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What temp do you let them sit at? My basement is around 58 to 60. I think it may be too cold?
Yeah your yeast may go dormant. Might want to put it in a closet upstairs where there is heat.
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Moved it to the guest room, wifey gave me a weird look..... haha

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I can't wait to get some bungs and set up for serving. My wife will really give me a strange look. Once I throw my first batch in a cask there will be a party!

Speaking of anyone know where to get a beer engine that doesn't cost $300? I might just settle and do the RV thing sometime next month until I can save up cash for a proper engine.

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For my Pin Cask I usually prime it with 5 ounces. I would worry about dry hopping it for that long as you will start to get grassy flavors from having the hops in contact with the beer for that long. If I dry hop a cask I usually consume it around the 3 week period.

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I don't know if it's common practice but I know a local brew pub that dry hops with different hops in the cask. They drop the hops in fill it, bung it up and let it sit until it's on tap. I haven't really tasted grassy flavors.
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