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  1. J

    Slowing my sparge process

    Yeah I guess I gotta just dial it in a little better. I’m just trying to be in a good position plan-wise before I take on another 10 gallon NEIPA again, because that was painstaking
  2. J

    Slowing my sparge process

    that’s actually a really good point! I’m gonna look into that!
  3. J

    Slowing my sparge process

    That’s some good info to know, thanks for that!
  4. J

    Slowing my sparge process

    I love my riptide for everything, except the sparge, and my real problem is my own inexperience with the pump I guess lol. I’ve just read that If your sparge process is too fast you risk extracting tannins that lead to off flavors, I’m just trying to get my best efficiency out of my mashing process.
  5. J

    Slowing my sparge process

    I guess it’s just gonna be a little bit of trial and error, either that or I go with the grant idea. Anybody out there using a grant?
  6. J

    Slowing my sparge process

    Right. I should have been more specific, my autosparge works great, I run a riptide pump from MT to BK, and it just pulls so fast that no matter how much I mess with the valves it’s always moving the liquid way to fast.
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    Slowing my sparge process

    So I’ve brewed about 4-5 beers with my set up with some pretty good success, but the only thing I always have an issue with come brew day is my sparge. I run an autosparge with 2 riptide pumps, but no matter how partial I leave the valve closed I can’t quite dial in how slow I need to sparge my...
  8. J

    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    The harshness really seems to be mellowing out a week after I kegged it. So I assume it will be borderline drinkable in about a week. I gave the kegs a few shakes and let them sit and they are perfectly carbonated now. Appreciate all the insight!
  9. J

    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    My dry hop bill was pretty big. 8oz of Vic secret and 6oz. of citra in Muslim bags. Which I split between 2 fermenting buckets. What do you mean by cold conditioning?
  10. J

    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    I did a starter, this yeast was a BEAST. It went forever.
  11. J

    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    My c02 was almost empty I discovered so I just changed it out for a new one, hopefully that handles the carbonation issue
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    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    I used spring water, but no additives. I fermenter for 6 days, then dry hopped for about 5 days, then cold crashed for 2 days. I’m feeling like I should have fermented longer and probably cold crashed longer too.
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    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    I mean it’s smells great, but this harshness and yeast bite is rough. Usually I do rock my kegs, but they got overcarbonated the last time I did that, so I’m a little reluctant. It’s still drinkable, it probably just needs some time to mellow a little. I just want to make sure it doesn’t happen...
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    NEIPA- very harsh- does not want to carbonate

    I had a rough go with this one. It was a 10 gallon NEIPA recipe dry hopped with Vic secret and citra. Had a stuck sparge with no rice hulls. Then, one of my pumps decided to go during my cooling phase and I had to do a massive ice bath that took almost an hour before I pitched. I made a good...
  15. J

    Best DIPA Recipe, and favorite hop additions

    Just looking for a really good hazy Ipa recipe, I’m not quite as experience with malts yet to put together a good grain bill. I’m looking for something resembling “Dead Wax” by foam brewers in VT. Overall though I’m just looking for a really good super hazy IPA though, so anything helps.
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