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Old 11-20-2012, 12:36 AM   #21
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I've gotten to the point where I always put a blow-off tube on. Why worry or stress when it is just as easy as an airlock.
yeah, i'm going that direction from now on. My first brew was 1/25 gal in a 2 gal bucket and didn't worry about it (mainly because i couldn't see it) but man, i'm glad the community talked about the blow off or my wife would have probably put a stop to the brewing, lol
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:24 AM   #22
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Looks like its going to be a great beer. The blowoff tube is a must with that little headspace in a beer that strong, so good catch! Happy sippin!

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #23
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yeah, i'm going that direction from now on. My first brew was 1/25 gal in a 2 gal bucket and didn't worry about it (mainly because i couldn't see it) but man, i'm glad the community talked about the blow off or my wife would have probably put a stop to the brewing, lol
Me too for anything over 1.06 or so. It's not worth wondering whether you're going to come home to a beer detonation.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:50 PM   #24
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I've had ales around 1.046 blow off like moby dick before. It seems to depend on initial ferment temp & quality of yeast pitch.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #25
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I thought about a, mesh bag for the hops but it ended up with 3 ounces of hops in like 1.5 gallons of wort, figured it would have been too much of a hassle.

It was bad enough when the dme clumped up in the last addition and was hard to get the clumps out.
The 1 gal batch I did before was much easier
Did you take out DME clumps? that will affect OG and FG.

If you pre-mix your DME with cool or cold water first it mixes better, little to no clumping.

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I use a plastic paddle when slowly stirring in the DME. Makes dissolving the clumps a bit easier.
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Good job Dude, looks great and ya, talk about catching it in the nick of time!

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:22 AM   #28
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With the arrogant bastard recipe, it doesn't call out for dry hopping, should I skip it and bottle how it is when the time comes, or should I dry hop? If I dry hop, which would complement chinook and cascade?

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:25 AM   #29
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Did you take out DME clumps? that will affect OG and FG.

If you pre-mix your DME with cool or cold water first it mixes better, little to no clumping.

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I didn't take out the clumps, they dissolved before it was done boiling, but it was a pain in the ass.

With pre mixing dme, I only want to use enough to make like a paste right?
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Make it wetter,more like a roux.
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