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Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 06:43 PM
This won't apply to all applications, but I bought a piece of #4 SS mesh and cut out a round
section to fit the bottom of my fermentation bucket. I pushed a 'dome' into it so the center of
it sits abo...
Posted in thread: Small dilemma. on 01-07-2016 at 06:05 AM
Even if there isn't any contamination, I'd expect the lost extract represented the easiest to
pull out of the cubes, so re-soaking the cubes is unlikely to provide the expected
Posted in thread: Small dilemma. on 01-07-2016 at 04:47 AM
I have been soaking some oak cubes and bourbon in a ziplock Baggie for over a month now. Today
in a senior moment my wife managed to lodge the Baggie between a cabinet and the microwave
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 04:39 AM
Well, unfortunately this (expensive) beer turned out to be a great lesson of what NOT to do.
Obviously using the Home Depot paint strainer bags just does NOT work for pellet hops (despite
that I had s...
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 12-29-2015 at 04:55 PM
I dry hopped with pellets. I got the same Home Depot paint strainer bags someone on here
mentioned and I even doubled the bag over to thicken it before tying it off. There are
definitely flakes floati...
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 12-29-2015 at 04:29 PM
I took the advice of some of you and decided to dry hop in the keg for this latest IPA. I
didn't do anything extravagant, I just filled a sanitized paint strainer, tied the bag shut and
dropped it int...
Posted in thread: Second Rinse on 12-14-2015 at 09:53 PM
A laymans look at it (no science behind my opinion): Sparging is rinsing more sugars out of the
grain. If you return those sugars to the grain you might even lose sugars back to the
Posted in thread: Second Rinse on 12-14-2015 at 08:50 PM
I'm going to pose what would probably be a stupid question but I think my brain tells me
there's some logic to it so I'm gonna go with it.I have been extract brewing for years now and
have changed my ...
Posted in thread: Question about secondary on 10-03-2015 at 05:30 PM
I dry hop in primary. I bag the hops so that I 1) don't lose too much wort in the hops and 2)
don't get the hops into the keg. Are transferring to a second keg before it is carbonated the
risks are in...
Posted in thread: Question about secondary on 10-02-2015 at 04:47 PM
Since I started brewing years ago I made a conscious decision to skip 2ndary. A lot of this
decision was based on feedback in this forum. Since I had a couple of batches go south and I
didn't see the ...