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    hop question

    Just added the dry hop additions and ran some co2 into fermonsters as I opened the lids. I had blow off tubes in starsan and as I tightened up I let the gas run a few more seconds and could see the bubbles action. I feel better about this now!!! Only shortfall was had no more cascade but used...
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    hop question

    I have floating diptubes and will run the gas in as you mentioned. thanks for that!
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    hop question

    Hi brewers. I brewed a pale ale on Aug 3. It called for a 3 day dry hop but I was away on a family vacation and only returned last night. Beer is in fermonsters with lids I adapted for closed transfers. I am weary of opening the lids to add hops due to oxidizing the brew. what do you all think...
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    1332 yeast

    I will take a sample on the weekend and let it ride another week. Thanks for reply.
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    1332 yeast

    Hi all Brewed a double batch of amber ale 11 days ago. 2 fermonsters sitting in basement bedroom at 18-19 with space heater. The 090 super yeast is done but but leave another week . My 1332 is sitting and has 1.5" of krausen and carmel colored foram still on top. Is this typical of 1332 as I...
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    pale ale too malty

    I do limit oxygen also with the closed transfers but it could have affected the earlier beers for sure . I will go with 5% crystal next brew and maybe a lighter crystal as noted. Will make up the difference with the 2 row. Thanks all
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    pale ale too malty

    I do bag hops loose in a good sized perforated bag as I use a plate chiller and try to limit the hop debris in these. In general, 10 % is crystal in the recipes I have been using but I do double batches so this could be 2-3 pounds of crystal in total. Brewing again soon and will try reducing the...
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    pale ale too malty

    Thanks all for input. Looking for a bit crisper without to much malt so will look at recipe again and additions to water. The hop flavor has been fine as I have been doing closed transfers the past 2 years . Of course by friends lap it up like black labs!!!!!
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    pale ale too malty

    I typically mash these beers around 149-152 and add more gypsum than CC. The crystal # I don't know as my books and notes are at home. Base malts are pale 2 row. Thanks for replies.
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    pale ale too malty

    As title suggests, I find some of my pale ales good but not great and I find often they are too malty for my tastes. I do know there are many factors such as mash temp, profiles, yeast , etc but also wonder if there is too much crystal malt as per recipe? I recall reading that the crystal malt...
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    How Many Gallons Brewed in 2022

    2125 plus 11 g cent. blonde 11 g amber 2147
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    oxidation question

    Thanks again all. Hope to brew saturday....... weather depending as it sits at -36 with windchill up here in the North country and I have time to put some advice here into practice.
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    oxidation question

    Wow! I did not check in for a day and lots of response. Double batch does mean 10 g for me and I am going to stick to that as like many of you sometimes finding the time to brew is a concern. I had a stockpile in my system and hence why there was so much beer around.......... usually not a big...
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    oxidation question

    Thanks for that Day Tripper.
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    oxidation question

    After I transfer closed, I bup the keg 3-5 times while the gas is hooked to purge. Prior to the transfer, after the keg is cleaned I leave 1/3 full of starsan and use co2 to push this out and emplty the keg. Looks like I am leaving them on the co2 too long. Maybe I will try to carb these kegs up...
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