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Old 01-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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No, I think that is much better. I wouldn't add any more for a 3 gallon batch.



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No, I think that is much better. I wouldn't add any more for a 3 gallon batch.
kewl beans. quick "dummy" question. since I'm gonna try and use a hop bag for the "boil" hops, and I've never done late hop additions (usually do hefe's and saisons with full hop boils of only 1-2 ounces for 5 gallons) how long do I keep the strainer bag of hops in there before taking them out (I have a full oz of hops at flameout so I didn't want to take them out tooo early before the aroma was imparted to the wort)


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The full time. In other words, don't take the bag out until after you have transferred your cool wort to the fermenting bucket.

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For an IPA, I think dry hopping is absolutely appropriate. You may want to consider using an ounce, instead of a 1/2 ounce.
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Mitch Steele on the Beer Smith podcast says he likes to dry hop american IPA's at the 1pound per Barrel mark. Thats just over 2.5 oz for a 5 gallon batch or roughly 1/2 oz per gallon.
And after all... He wrote the book on IPA.
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The full time. In other words, don't take the bag out until after you have transferred your cool wort to the fermenting bucket.
got it. I purchased the 2-row and cascade hops today from my LHBS ... now off to create a starter for my S-04
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one more question. I have a 5 gallon stainless steel and a 7.5 gallon aluminum pot...

should I do a dunk sparge in the second pot or is it just as "effecient" to heat the strike water back up to 170 and mash out IN the same pot as my regular mash??? personally I don't mind doing the extra work of a dunk sparge in a second pit if it guarantees me a higher efficiency percentage.

also since I'm doing a 3 gallon final with 7.25 lb's of 2-row how much water will I need total??? I haven't done any all grains so I'm not sure how much the 7.25 lbs of grain will absorb

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well, having an "interesting" first all grain night

1st I found out I was holding the thermometor in the wrong spot. on the water OUTSIDE the bat... it was holding at 154... at the temps INSIDE the bag of grain for my mash was about 160.... THEN I find out that there are two holes in the bottom of my paint straining bag.... nothing too big. just looks like I squeezed too hard sometime (I've used this bag for a year of steeping grains and squeezing them out so it was probably week... luckily the grains were compressed enough not to fall out.

THEN when I'm putting a colander on the top of the pot it AND the grain bag that I'm draining slips and falls into the wort splashing hot wort over the top 1/2 of my body and the floor. didn't loose TOOOOO much so I mashed out and dunk sparged in the other pot... eeeeeeeeffff. we'll see how the boil goes and what my final gravity is have 4.5 gallons of wort for this 3 gallon batch so I'm hoping I can boil off 1-1.5 gallons and get it down there.... I'm still pissed that I accidentally mashed that high ... hope it's not ruined.... my extract batches have never had a hitch and this "easy" one turned out to be a nightmare....

now I guess it's time to buy a new paint strainer from sherwin williams

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Let us know how it finally turns out.

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Let us know how it finally turns out.
will do.

is there anything wrong with boiling an extra 1/2 an hour to get the final volume down lower?? in about 38 minutes I'm down to about 4 gallons of liquid (trying to get at LEAST 3.5 gallons final, hopefully 3.25 if I can)
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will do.

is there anything wrong with boiling an extra 1/2 an hour to get the final volume down lower?? in about 38 minutes I'm down to about 4 gallons of liquid (trying to get at LEAST 3.5 gallons final, hopefully 3.25 if I can)
Won't help you now but; yes you can boil off extra wort but remember when doing that you increase your hop utilization so with more time comes higher IBU and less aroma for any hops in the kettle already. Your color will also be negligibly darker ( less so in all grain than for extract).

If you boil an extra 30 min then add 30 min to the hop additions in this recipe. you can assume little to no hop aroma for anything over 30-40 min in the boil ( which if you added them in already would be all of them) which may not be as bad as it sounds given the relatively low IBUs


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