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  1. Nuggethead

    HomebrewSupply Recipe Giveaway

    Hopfellas IPA.
  2. Nuggethead

    Slight soap flavor, first timer, any repairs?

    Not that you did anything wrong but, I always long soak and scrub new equipment in PBW. Then rinse hot several times followed by a star san rinse. Star San will sanitize but isn't a stand alone cleaner. New equipment can be pretty dirty.
  3. Nuggethead

    Northern Brewer Dead Ringer IPA Gravity Help

    Since you already pitched, I would not worry about the rate and just give it extra time to finish. Next time, take a gravity reading before you drain your kettle and add some boiled top off water until your gravity drops to where you want it. Your ABV will be higher with the higher OG, but not a...
  4. Nuggethead

    Slight soap flavor, first timer, any repairs?

    Leaving it in primary would help to clean up off flavors. Racking to secondary to soon may enhance off flavors.
  5. Nuggethead

    Slight soap flavor, first timer, any repairs?

    It's not from sitting on the trub. 3 weeks or 4 weeks would not be to long. 14 days may not be long enough but is a minimum for me. Sitting on the trub would have no effect on off flavors after such a short period of time. I would concentrate more on possible cleaning procedures.
  6. Nuggethead

    What y'all think about this pale ale recipe

    Your 0 min additions won't do much for you. You can make those an ounce each for aroma/flavor without increasing bitterness. Leave out the chocolate.
  7. Nuggethead

    Any magazines genuinely helpful?

    Brew Your Own (BYO) Magazine. Gives great info and recipes.
  8. Nuggethead

    Dry hopping in a glass carboy.

    For racking off of dry hops in a carboy, I have been using this on a stainless racking cane for several years and it works great. http://moreflavor-pavinthewaysoftw.netdna-ssl.com/product_image/morebeer/500x500/9501.jpg
  9. Nuggethead

    Necessary to cold crash a klosch?

    I always use whirlfloc and cold crash. They come out crystal clear and are a summer favorite by everyone who has it. The longer you can cold condition it (Lager) at around 34F, the better it will be. Last year, I had one in cold storage for 6 months before tapping and it was great.
  10. Nuggethead

    West Coast "C's" IPA hop advice??

    I don't like much crystal in my IPA's. If it were me, I would drop the CaraPils and cut the Crystal by 50%. 5.2 is a waist of $ and does nothing for your beer, IMO. All else looks great.
  11. Nuggethead

    Racking tips

    Use a standard racking cane and a carboy cap (double spout type). Tilt the carboy while racking. After cold crash, I have very little beer left behind, maybe a cup. I personally don't like the auto siphon as it is difficult to suspend off of the trub.
  12. Nuggethead

    Horrible f¥€king day!!

    A bad or damaged (out) post o-ring can drain a keg quick. But if you filled and pressurized with water and no leak was found, :confused:
  13. Nuggethead

    Newb kegging question

    Very true, tests are not a waste and quite useful, only excessive tests are WASTEFUL Good point. Its hard to wait when starting out and only having 1 or 2 kegs. Its easier for me to "appear" to have patience because I always have 4 on tap and 4 more carbing/aging.
  14. Nuggethead

    Newb kegging question

    The only inherent flaw is in testing to much to soon. I cant really tell you how much you should pull for a test as your beer lines and setup differ from mine and others. Only you can determine how much you need to pull to get a reasonable test. Also, since it takes nearer to 14 days for...
  15. Nuggethead

    Newb kegging question

    My beer lines are coiled on top of the kegs and the faucets are above that point. Usually, my first few onces are higher pressure/carbonation and it evens out after that. You can pulled test glasses to determine proper carbonation, but IMO, you won't see minimal carbonation until 2 weeks and...
  16. Nuggethead

    Kegerator temp?

    In the last picture, it appears that the temperature probe is against and touching the metal wall of the freezer. If it is, it will read that temp. The wall of the freezer will actually freeze when it turns on and the controller will believe that the beer has reached temp and turn it off before...
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