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    IPA Grain bill

    Maybe this: 11lbs MO 1.5lb Victory 8oz 40L Too much Victory, or no?
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    IPA Grain bill

    Hello. I have some bulk hops of various varieties, and I’m wanting to make a few 5-gallon batches to showcase them. What would you suggest as a good grain bill for IPA’s? I’ve got some Merkur, Magnum, Horizon, and Eroica hops I’ll be trading out for bittering, and am shooting for IBU of around...
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    Favorite immersion wort chiller (5 gallon batches)?

    So now after everyone’s advice, I’m going to get a pond pump and recirculate ice water after dropping below 100. Looking at pumps on Amazon... is the Vivosun 2600 GPH pump overkill? The immersion chiller is 1/2” diameter, and 50’ long. Maybe the Vivosun 800 GPH is enough, or the Simple Deluxe...
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    New immersion chiller

    I’m about to get a new immersion chiller, perhaps a 1/2” diameter, 50’ coil. Looking at one with a listed coil height of 13”. This means it will stick out of my boiling wort by about 2”. I sanitize the immersion chiller in my wort during the last 10-15 mins of boil. I’m not sure if those top...
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    Favorite immersion wort chiller (5 gallon batches)?

    I thought this too, until I heard someone say differently. I reached out to Five Star about it and they responded: “Jackson, Thank you for reaching out to Five Star! When using the starsan the starsan needs to be used right away once its diluted after an hour the solution will need to be...
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    Favorite immersion wort chiller (5 gallon batches)?

    I will use a pre-chiller, no matter what I end up doing. My thought is with the 25’ in ice water, the water going into my actual wort chiller will be cool enough to make some difference. So, right now I’ve got 12.5’ chiller in ice water, connected to 25’ chiller in wort. It’s not getting it...
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    Favorite immersion wort chiller (5 gallon batches)?

    I realize I’m riding the coattails of the OP, so first I’ll do my part to help answer THEIR question and then ask my own. I think a copper immersion chiller is the way to go, as long as you’re stirring. Stirring helps the coils get covered in the hot liquid, to more rapidly cool the wort...
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    Sanitizing Fermenter Lid

    How do you all sanitize your fermenter lid before closing it up with your beer inside? This is something I always wonder but usually just wing it in the moment. Typically I just spray the underside of lid with StarSan from a bottle, right before placing over the beer and sealing the fermenter...
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    Hop packaging damaged

    Well, definitely took the offer haha! The one with a nick in the package were stored in a refrigerator or (probably) freezer at the LHBS, and like I said went right into my freezer. Now I have two lbs of bittering Merkur! I don’t know if I’m going to use the ones in the damaged bag, though...
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    Hop packaging damaged

    Hello all, Picked up a lb of bittering hops (Merkur) from LHBS, with contactless pick-up. At the store I just looked through the box to make sure everything was there but when I got home, noticed the package of hops had a nick in it. A little air getting in and out, enough that I could smell...
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    Pump for post-cooled wort transfer

    I use pellets too. Really, I don’t often add at 0 mins... only occasionally. Usually at 5 mins is the latest hop addition for me, and after 5 mins they should be well dissolved I suppose.
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    Pump for post-cooled wort transfer

    Thanks Bobby. That’s what I’ve been seeing in other threads too. If I add hops at 0 mins, though, don’t I risk clogging the Riptide?
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    Pump for post-cooled wort transfer

    Anyone want to share their process for setting up cooled wort transfer with a pump? I’m a little OCD... okay I’m a lot OCD, and just want to make sure the process is as sanitary as possible. My proposed process in the original post was: Did I answer my own question with that? Seems like it...
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    Pump for post-cooled wort transfer

    Thanks! I went ahead and bought the $199 Riptide Pump. I see that Blichmann makes a CIP ball specifically for that pump, so I might invest in that too, and fittings to use it on my SS Chronical lid or the FTSs lid. Or the Brewtech CIP micro ball, I think would also work with the Riptide.
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    Pump for post-cooled wort transfer

    Looking at possibly this pump... just a little cheaper than Riptide but maybe Riptide is worth the additional $50? This is a 7gpm pump, so I could also use it with SS Brewtech CIP microball. https://www.chuggerpumps.com/product/xcpss-ci-1-115v/ CHUGGER PUMP XCPSS-CI-1 X-DRY with Run Dry...
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