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Old 12-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
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- nope no cork regular caps, and rubber stoppers in the carboys (glass primary, glass secondary).

- I dry hopped for that long to keep get good clarity. I used hop pellets. (and I was out of town for a while)
Huh? You dry hopped that long for clarity?? I've never dry hopped longer than 14 days.

Oxidation could also have occured because of how long the beer sat around in these different vessels if they weren't purged of Oxygen. 10 weeks before getting into the bottle is too long for that type of beer IMO.

It's all a learning experience.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. I think i'm going to chalk this one up under what not to do...as far as sitting in the carboys too long may have over exposed the brew to oxygen.

I have tons of hop floaties in my last brew and I guess I was too concerned about trying to bottle something clear. Perhaps I should have put it in the bottle and let it condition rather than secondary. Rookie mistake.

And i'm guessing the brew is only going to get worse if it's oxidation...i'll keep a few bottles around to prove this.

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:32 PM   #13
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cardboard flavors = oxidization.
Exactly. Hot side aeration (I don't believe it exists), bubbles when bottling, air otherwise introduced after fermentation.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #14
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Thanks guys. I think i'm going to chalk this one up under what not to do...as far as sitting in the carboys too long may have over exposed the brew to oxygen.

I have tons of hop floaties in my last brew and I guess I was too concerned about trying to bottle something clear. Perhaps I should have put it in the bottle and let it condition rather than secondary. Rookie mistake.

And i'm guessing the brew is only going to get worse if it's oxidation...i'll keep a few bottles around to prove this.

Unhappy to spoiled a beer, happy to have learned something. On to the next one!
You've got the right attitude for this hobby though. You learn a lot, even from your mistakes. Having a little bit of hop floaties never bothers me after dry hopping as long as I get the taste and aroma I was looking for.
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