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    38mm Poly Seal Screw Cap

    FYI - I had an IPA that held up pretty well (about a month) in a 32oz growler with a Poly Seal screw cap.
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    How long does your brew day take with your electric systems?

    I just purchased the gigawort and will be doing the same - 2.5g BIAB. How's the 30 min mash coming out? I've never done a 30 min mash
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    New to hobby

    use the regular size
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    Fermentation gone wrong

    I agree that brewing something more like a pale ale would make sense until I figure this out. However I've committed to bringing a couple NEIPA's for a get together on Memorial day. I brewed them this past weekend and I've removed all of the recently new things I had incorporated. Plus, one...
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    I never heard this before.

    good to know!
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    Fermentation gone wrong

    I forgot - the last few batches I have added 1 campden tablet (sounds like too much). I have been putting the water additions and campden tablet in the night before - or at least 1 hour before heating the water. I do always flush the taps out with cleaner and sanitizer, but I'm not taking them...
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    Fermentation gone wrong

    Thanks for the input. This is happening in the fermenter before kegging so it's not the transfer. I am doing water treatment using brunwater based on sending my water out for testing. I'm basically adding calcium chloride, gypsum and epsom salt. Not sure it's the tap at the bottom of the...
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    Fermentation gone wrong

    Three of the last 5 beers I've made came out tasting really bad. It's a bad bitter (not from hops) industrial type taste - undrinkable. I did notice on these beers as they were fermenting that there was no air lock activity - although they did ferment fully. I brew small batches 2 - 1/2...
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    Anyone else overwelmed by the amount of hops in IPAs and NEIPAs?

    I like Wrench by Industrial Arts. There are many local NEIPA's here in NJ that are OK but to me not worth the money. I like what I make better than 60% of the NEIPA's I've purchased and it's a little cheaper.
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    38mm Poly Seal Screw Cap

    after thinking about it, I will do some of each and see what the freshness is
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    38mm Poly Seal Screw Cap

    Maybe I should pose this a different way. If you needed to empty a keg (to make room for other beer) and you wanted the bottle/growler to last 3-4 weeks before drinking, would you: 1. Bottle in a swing top bottle 2. Bottle in a regular bottle and cap 3. fill a growler that uses a Poly Seal...
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    Shoutout to everyone’s favorite LHBS

    My local LHBS is Love2Brew in North Brunswick, NJ. I email my recipes, they are processed fast - usually same day. If there's questions or out of stock they call me. Awesome place!
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    Anyone else overwelmed by the amount of hops in IPAs and NEIPAs?

    I don't get bitterness from NEIPA, but what I got tired of is buying a local 4 pack of NEIPA, spending $18-$24 and it's OK or I didn't care for it - especially when I like what I brew better. I buy bulk hops and have recently bought 10 packs of the Lallemande East coast yeast. I can make...
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    38mm Poly Seal Screw Cap

    I am planning on making 4 different NEIPA brews for a Memorial day get together. My family likes to do our own beer tastings/comparisons - that's the purpose of the 4 brews. I will bring 2 of the brews in kegs, but need to decide how to store/travel with the other 2 brews. I recently got a...
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