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  1. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Thanks all! I'm going with yeast issue on this one. Considering both IPAs were made with same strain, same manufacturer, same LHBS, and the latest was old yeast. Lots of delays due to COVID. In between batches was a Kolsch that I think hit the mark, that's not a style in which I could hide...
  2. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    I hear you, but one would have to open lid to dry hop, right? Not everyone has a 100% oxygen free process. If that was the case, everyone's beer would be oxidized.
  3. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Both IPAs were made with same yeast strain from same LHBS. Viability on last one was like 30%, did starters each time. I'm thinking this may be a yeast issue. I'm not buying the "You opened the lid to your fermenter, and now you've ruined everything" oxidation thing.
  4. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Yeah..You and I are aligned here. Not every homewbrewer is having a 100% oxygen free experience. Not every homebrew does (or can) do CPTs...That's just the latest thing...We all started out brewing in buckets, using siphons. ****, we would transfer into secondary, then into bottling...
  5. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Here's a photo just taken of the recent IPA...It's been in keg 2-3 weeks now. As you can see, has that same brownish tint, hop flavor is bitter, muddled. No hint of the citra amarillo....Mess
  6. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Well how would one dry hop in a SS Brewtech Brew Bucket? You have to take off lid.
  7. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    No worries! I was horrified as well...That's why this latest IPA is so concerning. Muddled mess. My hops are vacuum sealed in freezer, re-sealed after opening.
  8. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Yup...Same yeast for last two IPAs..Omega British Ale 1 (Similiar to White Labs 007)...Med/High Floc.
  9. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Thanks. Yes- dump some Star San into keg, push it with Co2 till keg is empty
  10. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Yup. The 3/6 IPA was a disaster. Frustrating, so I did a simple Kolsch (which now I’m questioning if it’s oxidized), which seems good to me. The American IPA was pretty straight forward. I’m disappointed. Pull pull off the keg, and same as last time, hope it would clear, but I doubt it. Will...
  11. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    5.34ph. My bad. pump through plate chiller into BrewBucket, aerate. chest Freezer, temp control, blow off ferment two weeks. Open lid, sample, add hops in bags. Dry hop 5-7 days. drop temp for a day or so (don’t do siper cold crash. Could be suck back. I pull BrewBucket out (with blow off...
  12. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    (That was meant for Beerfest)
  13. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    That’s the thing. CPTs are newer, and surely not everyone is doing them and making good IPA. Maybe all my beers are oxidized? (Now you’ve triggered the OCD..lol) here’s a Kolsch I made for summer. Doesn’t look oxidized to me.
  14. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    Thanks. Hadn’t thought about that. I don’t do secondary and have done closed transfers before...what point in process am I going wrong? Could simply not doing a CPT turn things so horribly? Wouldn’t my other beers be oxidized? Seems like the samples are fine. But once in keg, things don’t get...
  15. MrEggSandwich

    What is going on with my IPAs?

    So earlier this year I made a "3/16 IPA" that was a disaster. First dumper in a long time.....It came out muddy (see IPA1 & 2 photos)...Unreal, it was undrinkable. I recently kegged an American IPA, its been in the keg for a couple weeks now, and I'm not crazy about it at all. (IPA 3/4 photos)...
  16. MrEggSandwich

    My Bottom Freezer Kegerator Build- Tap Height?

    Here you go....Just realized I started this thread 4 years ago! Pics attached...Highly recommend 20Lb Co2 bottle and the tubing grommet (racecar firewall grommet)
  17. MrEggSandwich

    My Bottom Freezer Kegerator Build- Tap Height?

    Hey man.....I have had no issues putting 3-4 full kegs in my bottom freezer kegerator. Might not be a bad idea to fit some plywood inside for additional support....I wouldn't slam any kegs down on top, but again, I have had no issues.
  18. MrEggSandwich

    Getting IPAs lower FG/8% ABV

    This is where I need to focus on. I'm rushing my mash.
  19. MrEggSandwich

    Getting IPAs lower FG/8% ABV

    Thanks all!
  20. MrEggSandwich

    Getting IPAs lower FG/8% ABV

    This may sound dumb, but what the hell. I find my IPAs finish 1.012-1.016 for the most parts and the yeast “does it’s job” meaning it’s attenuated within advertised range. I’ve used Chico, Kviek, Dry English (usually Omega), starters on stir plates, etc. low mash temps. So I guess my question...
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