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    One gallon recipe question

    The recipe says to dry hop for 4 days, so I'll dry hop at day 10. My 3 gallon fermentor is the large tub type with large lid. I've used it to dry hop before - just peeling back the lid a popping the hops in, and I don't think oxidation has been a problem. That was with a 2.5 gallon batch, but I...
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    One gallon recipe question

    Thanks all, It is a session IPA. This recipe: https://www.beercraftr.com/1-gallon-session-ipa-recipe/ It will stay in that fermentor for about 2 weeks, when I will siphon into bottling bucket and bottle. I do have a glass 1 gallon carboy but that isn't going to allow room for dry hopping...
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    One gallon recipe question

    Hi Brewers, I am looking to do my first all-grain brew, using a 1 gallon recipe. Will it be okay to ferment in my 3 gallon fermentation vessel? (Just concerned there will be a lot of room for air in that). Any help most appreciated. Ross
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    Not enough water. D'oh!

    I have about 2 gallons of liquid in the fermenter and the recipe calls for 2.5. There is 1.6 kg of extra light malt extract in the brew. So guess I could leave and just have a pokey brew. However, the article that BigJoeBrew linked to says: To reduce the oxygen content of your dilution water...
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    Not enough water. D'oh!

    Cheers. But do you think I will be ok to add bottled water (which may have oxygen in) to the bottling bucket at bottling stage? I will be bottle conditioning by the way. Ross
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    Not enough water. D'oh!

    Ah good to know I could have poured water in if fermentation was only a day old. As it happens I only saw that a couple of days after I started fermentation. Out of interest, what is the reason behind the one day cut off point? Ross
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    Not enough water. D'oh!

    Cheers for all these tips people. I am planning on using a bottling bucket for the first time this brew, so I think I will siphon some extra bottled water into the bucket before siphoning in the brew. Ross
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    Not enough water. D'oh!

    Hi Brewers, I brew beer in 2.5 gallon batches. I actually only brew up the mash in a pot that holds about 1.5 gallons, and then top up to 2.5 gallons by adding bottled water to the fermentation vessel. Tonight I have just realised I only have 2 gallons in the fermentor, and have not got time...
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    Improving my bottling game

    Thanks people! Super helpful as ever! Ross
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    Double dosed with Star San!

    Thanks guys! Phew!
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    Double dosed with Star San!

    I have just realised that when I bottled my beer last night I used too much Star San (HB). I accidentally double dosed! (I used 1oz in 2.5 gallons instead of 5 gallons). Is my beer likely to be affected? Could it be harmful to drink? Ross
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    No rinse sanitiser?

    I have just realised that I did use too much. I accidentally double dosed! (I used 1oz in 2.5 gallons instead of 5 gallon). Is my beer likely to be affected?
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    Using a net bag

    Does anyone use a net bag to keep the hops in during fermentation? I am thinking it would make the bottling process easier. Eg by removing the bag of hops before bottling.
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    No rinse sanitiser?

    I used Star San (HB) for the first time last night. I didn’t fear the foam! A couple of queries: The bottles, once soaked, had a slippery texture to them (like washing up liquid). Is this normal? I also used the Star San to sanitize the siphoning tube, bottling wand and racking cane. I...
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    Improving my bottling game

    My bottling game is weak. During last night’s bottling session I made a mess. I siphon from the primary into 500ml bottles. After sucking on the tube, I kept spraying beer everywhere as I tried to attach the tube to the bottling wand. The flow was rubbish (I think I kept getting hops stuck in...
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