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    over powering yeast yeast smell

    Well then it's not yeas because they sat at 45F for two weeks before I got to them
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    over powering yeast yeast smell

    Stout was packman pils was 2124 - Bohemian Lager the IPA was cal V
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    over powering yeast yeast smell

    Early May I brewed an IPA and a stout, and then an pils in late May. All three beers dropped to the correct gravity and I fermented with in temperature range. The issue is that the nose of the brews all have an over powering yeasty smell to them. The IPA, I am about half way through, went from...
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    Consistent Drop in Mash Efficiency

    I do measure, and three of the four were when it was warm out and i account for the grain temp in the strike temp calculations.
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    Consistent Drop in Mash Efficiency

    I can't fly sparge at this point in time, but I will give a much slower batch sparge a shot. Just for the clarification I have always sparged at this rate and hit the higher efficiencies. Thanks for the tip
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    Consistent Drop in Mash Efficiency

    I batch sparge usually two equal batches at about 3/4 valve.
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    Consistent Drop in Mash Efficiency

    The flow rate is the same as it was before the change in the cooler braid. I was thinking it might be the grain crush. If the grain was old, could that have messed with the mash efficiency? Thanks
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    Consistent Drop in Mash Efficiency

    I have recently experienced an issue with my mash efficiency. I average 75-78% mash efficiency, but the last four times I have brewed I have been around 57% efficiency. I have used the same supplier for the last year and a half and never ran into this kind of a problem with this consistent of a...
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    where are the hops

    both the bitterness and flavor hops the recipe called for 2oz of bittering hops and 2 oz of flavoring hops the water is very hard where i live
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    where are the hops

    I have brew sever decently hoped recipes. The problem is that when I open the beer I cannot taste any of the hops. I follow the boil times exactly. Anyone have advice on what may be going wrong?
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