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Old 08-25-2014, 07:52 PM   #11
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I'd say it's all that co2 pressure, then going down to zip & up again aerosolizing the hop oils & blowing them off as a first guess.


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Old 08-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #12
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Also - did you check the final gravity reading when going to secondary/keg?


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Or let it settle out clear or slightly misty before dry hopping? All that settling trub & yeast can get coated by the hop oils & go down to see old hob.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #14
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Is there anything I can do to make this batch better or is it too late?
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:58 PM   #15
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I'd call it on this one flavor-wise. Start another batch & let it finish & settle out clear before dry hopping. Then carbonate in the keg with less pressure so it takes a more normal amount of time.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:09 PM   #16
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I often like to keg hop beers that should have a lot of fresh hop aroma. I'll usually boil a muslin hop sack and a weight (e.g., a stainless butter knife), load in an ounce or ounce and a half of pellet hops, and just put it in the keg. Normally before I carbonate, but I've added to a carbed beer before, too, and it can make a really big difference in a beer with less hop presence than I wanted. Just a thought.
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Dry hops in primary followed by dry hops in the keg works well for me. Also think about oxygen exposure in transfer to keg. I am leaning toward priming sugar in kegs lately to let the yeast scrub oxygen picked up in transfer but know im in minority on that.

Finally could be your water if you are getting malty favors in IPA that push aside the hops. Are you adding gypsum?


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Old 08-26-2014, 01:51 AM   #18
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If you aren't satisfied with your beer. I suggest turning to your notes. Look at them, and then tweak what needs to be tweaked. Your notes will be the key to making good beer better. Along with fine tuning your process within your system. ::cheers::


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Old 08-26-2014, 01:54 AM   #19
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Dude...you need to brew up some of BierMuncher's Blond. Then go to Pale Ale. Do that a bunch of times and you'll be happy.
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Ok Jc what you need to do then is just find one you like and make it over and over and over again till it is amazing. Lol then try other recipes.


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