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Old 05-10-2006, 10:51 AM   #11
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Do you boil them in the bag? Wouldn't that affect your utilization since the hops aren't banging around as much?
I've been using a bag, next batch they are going in without to test out my Hopstopper.. I'll let you know if there is an appreciable difference.


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Old 05-10-2006, 04:59 PM   #12
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So I sampled this IPA today and it's developed a creamy and almost soapy taste. I compare it to a draft beer after a bar has cleaned the keg lines and there is still a little soap left in the lines. It isn't a strong flavor but you know it's there. Any idea what this is from?
Now that I think of it, this is the first batch I used Star-San to sanitize the carboy and bottles. Would Star-San give it this off flavor?

(did I just quote myself?)
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:02 PM   #13
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Now that I think of it, this is the first batch I used Star-San to sanitize the carboy and bottles. Would Star-San give it this off flavor?

(did I just quote myself?)
Yes, you did

I've never gotten a soapy off-taste with star-san and I have huge bubbly mounds of it in my carboy when I rack.
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