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Old 02-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #241
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Even after only 4 days on gas.. it's already mellowed.

I have some friends coming over this weekend, I'm really hoping it's drinkable by then.
I think you should be pretty good (do they like pink grapefruit? ha!).

I just put another batch up on the 3rd, and plan to dry hop this time. half debating ordering another 7lbs of DME.

I think that at first, you may find the taste strong, but after a half a glass I was craving it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #242
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They'll be fine. It's my first kegged beer, so I'm just giddy wanting to drink it.

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They'll be fine. It's my first kegged beer, so I'm just giddy wanting to drink it.
I hear you there - just got my kegging set up in early Dec. Don't know what took me so long. It is just an awesome tool.

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Yeah.. I think I love it.. sure beats bottling. Although I'm struggling with getting the carbonation dialed in.. but I think it's impatience more than anything!

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a little off topic but, let me know the issue (you can PM me if you want) - have tooled around with mine quite a bit. I set mine at about 11-13psi depending on what is in there. Make sure you have the right hose length to - minimum 5 feet for your dispensing.

My set up goes from basement to 1st floor tower on 15 feet of beer line.

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1. 30 PSI 24 hours (throw warm keg in keezer then hook up)
2. Revert to 11-13 psi

Drinkable in 24 hours, good carb in 3-5 days

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Old 02-14-2011, 06:23 PM   #246
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I get a stubborn keg once in a while that wants to stay foamy. I turn off the gas, release the pressure through the valve on top of the Corny, leave it alone for a couple hours, release the pressure again, wait a couple more hours, then apply CO2 again at my serving pressure, and it's always been fine after that. (I'm not exactly sure why that works.)

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I get a stubborn keg once in a while that wants to stay foamy. I turn off the gas, release the pressure through the valve on top of the Corny, leave it alone for a couple hours, release the pressure again, wait a couple more hours, then apply CO2 again at my serving pressure, and it's always been fine after that. (I'm not exactly sure why that works.)
Hey Rick - you had an all grain version of this recipe I believe, and have done the extract as well. Would you recc one version over the other?

I was considering BIAB, but wasn't sure if hte extra effort was worth it. Maybe I am thinking of the wrong rick, but I thought you had done AG and compared to extract.

Anything you would change to your recipe?


I think your gas issue is just light over carbing. Does it happen after the keg is on tap for a while? I think it slowly overcarbs if unbalanced. When you burp the keg you are removing the CO2, thus bringing it back to a lower carb point.
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I brew the all-grain version of the recipe quite often. Both the extract and all-grain versions are really good. I'd be hard pressed to pick one over the other. Can't go wrong. (Although I always brew it all-grain, just because that's my habit.)

I do tweak the recipe every now and then-- different yeast, different bittering hop, etc. I think all amarillo and with Bell's yeast (or WLP051/Wyeast 1272) is best. I do dry hop it every time (with amarillo).

You may be right about the carbing thing.

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I brew the all-grain version of the recipe quite often. Both the extract and all-grain versions are really good. I'd be hard pressed to pick one over the other. Can't go wrong. (Although I always brew it all-grain, just because that's my habit.)

I do tweak the recipe every now and then-- different yeast, different bittering hop, etc. I think all amarillo and with Bell's yeast (or WLP051/Wyeast 1272) is best. I do dry hop it every time (with amarillo).

You may be right about the carbing thing.
Thanks Rick - I know AG brewing is right around the corner for me, but I am just now sure what to expect of the beers I now like from extract. I am hoping that I can routinely produce great results. I am going to dry hop this time around, follow your format of 10 days ~1 oz.

One big advantage of the AG is $$ - I am sure that plays into your all grain brewing choice. I know it does for me.
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I'm amazed, I drank 2 pints last night, and the grapefruit has mellowed SIGNIFICANTlY. This is going to be a nice drinking IPA.

I shoved an ounce of Amarillo in the Keg, because it was really lacking hop aroma.

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