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Old 04-12-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default First AG yesterday

well im about 99% sure im going to end up with an infection because i didnt sanitize the jar i started my yeast starter in. anyways the brewing went pretty good. there are some things i will defently do diffrent next time like account for more on the evap rate, account for more water on my strike (i used about 2 1/4 gallons and ended up with around one when i drained it.) and sanitize my yeast starter jar. lol

is it possible to over hop a beer? my hope rate was 2oz of Chezc Saaz for 60mins 1 oz of CS for 15 mins and 1oz of CS for 5 mins at end of boil, when i went to rack it into the fermenter i got a mouth full of what seemed to be straight HOPS (i was using pellets) i had to spit it out lol and my beer had a greenish tint to it as it was racking into the fermenter. Im assuming they will all fall out over time in the fermenter but im wonder about the taste.

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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Congrats!

Well Saaz is really low in AAU anyways so I wouldn't worry about it and as far as the infection goes....ride it out man. You already did the work, just wait in see for both the infection and flavor.

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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yeah thats what im going to do, i remeber cleaning it out but just not sanitizing it so who knows maybe ill luck out and nothing will happen to it.

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Old 04-12-2007, 09:15 PM   #4
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Can you? Sure. Did you? As zoebisch said, Saaz is a relatively low AA hop, so probably not.

Are you using any kind of brewing software? IMHO, using one is a real asset when you go AG! It'll easily tell you if you have a nice 70 IBU IPA or a whopping 250 IBU hop monster that'll double as paint stripper!

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Old 04-12-2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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right now im using brewsmith,(im still learning how to use it though) im attempting to make a Pilsner Urquell thats why i was wondering if i over hopped it.

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:17 PM   #6
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My PU clone has a little over 11 HBU's of bittering hops with an estimated IBU for the 5 gallon brew of 49 IBU'S. I'm kegging it Sunday.
I don't think you'll be over the top on that amount.

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well after i finished racking it there was about 1" of bright green turb on the bottom of the boil kettle, and i think i got a mouth full of the spent hops

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If ive read correctly you made a gallon batch with like a pound of hops. You wont have to worry about a infection because of all the acid. However you wont be able to drink it i can almost promise you.

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oh that was just my inital strike, it was a 5 gallon batch.

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Does that thing make a good latte?

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