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General Homebrew Discussion / Dryhopping residue
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:58:23 PM »
hey guys. Dry hopped my IPA 1.5 weeks ago with cascade pellets. Left them in there for 4 days. I then syphoned the beer from the primary to the secondary. There was a lot of hop residue and crap floating around that was syphoned over with the beer, but i have at least removed it from the mass at the bottom.

Was going to bottle it yesterday (8 days in secondary),but the beer was still ridden with hoppy crap floating on the top and throughout the beer as far as i could tell.
My question is therefore: how much longer do i have to wait til this stuff falls to the bottom, or should i just bottle it?
Will extra time in the secondary detract from the great hoppy aroma from the dryhopping?

Equipment and Software / crankandstein vs barley crusher
« on: August 18, 2010, 10:05:34 PM »
Which do people prefer? whats the better buy?

Thinking of the crankandstein 2A in particular up against the barley crusher

Any thoughts?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer staling prematurely?
« on: August 10, 2010, 08:32:15 PM »
Been reading that people have been having mixed experiences with their auto syphon... I've never used one myself, but i've seen here that an air bubble sometimes forms in the hose. My question is if this little airbubble in the hose is enough to "oxidize" the beer. Seems to me that that amount of O2 is quite minimal and shouldnt have a detectable affect on the beer. At least not enough to oxidize the beer within a couple of weeks... i would think!

If thats the case, this little staling beer problem seems to be a little mystery to me! Please keep us posted on how future batches turn out, wingnut!

If the problem is due to something in the brewing/fermenting process, or moving of the beer, it would be a little silly in spending a bunch of money on kegging equipment if the end result turns out the same. I currently only bottle my beers, and they have a shelf of about a year and counting. Dont think kegging will be a quick fix for this problem.

Beer Recipes / Re: Hot Peppers
« on: August 09, 2010, 07:30:08 PM »
I brewed an american pale ale, then dry hopped the sucker with chipotle chilis (which i think are roasted jalapenos). Came out surprisingly nice and has recieved very positive feedback.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer staling prematurely?
« on: August 09, 2010, 07:21:17 PM »
So.... Has the stale beer problem been fixed?

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