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Equipment and Software / Re: Haze in carboy
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:19:02 AM »
This happens when I clean with hot chiller water but rinse with the hose outside instead of in the bathtub. I find a quick rinse with starsan helps get rid of it.
A quick rinse in starsan solution doesn't work, it just comes back after it dries. I may try an extended soak.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Haze in carboy
« on: December 11, 2013, 10:46:27 AM »
I use a homemade mix of PBW (70% oxiclean, 30% TSP90) to soak them for a day after racking to a keg, then siphon out and rinse well with one of those bottle blaster deals.

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Equipment and Software / Haze in carboy
« on: December 11, 2013, 10:31:36 AM »
Got some haze in a couple of my carboys. When the carboys dry after soaking, I can see brush marks in the haze in spots.
Anyone think it should be of concern? My beers are turning out fine, but it's annoying knowing it's there and perhaps it is doing something to the beer that I don't know.

I'm planning to give one of my 5 gallon carboys to my dad for a secondary for bigger beers. So I'm contemplating getting another 6 gallon carboy for my 4 gallon batches or getting some kind of stainless steel vessel to ferment in, maybe another used keg (if I could find one).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 11, 2013, 06:41:33 AM »
Another thing to consider is over carbonation. Maybe I read your post wrong, and I'm too lazy to go back and reread it now. But sounds like you are putting a beer on tap a few days later you are starting to experience pallet fatigue. Over carbonated IPA loses much of it's pleasant flavors when over carbonated and I believe that carbonic acid forms that has affects the hops profile more in highly hopped beers as opposed to lower hopped beers (no science there, just sensory).

Also, IPAs and IIPAs are extremely sensitive to oxidation so be sure you are purging you corny before racking. Oxygen can quickly cause hop aroma and flavor to fade.
Thanks, man. I could be over carbonating. I have my regulator set to 10 PSI, and I just measured the beer temp coming out of the tap at about 36F the other day.  Which is weird/slightly annoying since I have my temp controller set to 40F with a dIF set to 5. Maybe I'll lower my PSI to 8.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:53:56 PM »
3). You suffer from homebrewer self doubt! I have the same affliction. My opinion on a batch can change from glass to glass (or sip to sip!). That's when I have to remember that I love beer and to not worry about it!


amen to that - a lot of us are too hard on ourselves, and I am the biggest offender.

Me too.  That IPA I posted about in this thread(where I thought the aroma had faded) had me furious until I tried it the next day and realized how good it was.
This very thing is happening to me on my current IPA. I hate that I'm so sensitive *cries*

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:51:46 PM »
Ha, it would indeed seriously ruin my day. Thanks for your concern, I guess I'll consider dropping the PSI. I suppose I could just blow into the other tube to start the siphon, but I don't see the reason to do that as long as I've got co2 as an option.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:51:31 AM »
... plus I can start a siphon with co2 and the carboy cap. I just soak to clean, siphon liquid out. Semi- clean-in-place kinda deal. I feel it's safer anyway, instead of lifting a full carboy and dumping the water out. Dangerous...

Are you pressurizing a glass carboy?? THAT would be dangerous.

nah, if you use a carboy cap and <3psi it's not really a problem. I think Drew actually did a test that showed the cap would blow off before the carboy exploded... or maybe it was just discussed as an interesting idea... perhaps the mythbuster folks could explore.
Not 3 psi, more like 10 psi, which is what my carbing/serving pressure is set to. Maybe I should lower it when starting the siphon. I just give it a quick shot until I see the beer flowing, maybe 1-2 seconds.

yeah, I would use a little pressure as possible for safeties sake. (safety third!)
Wow, so you really think a quick shot of 10 PSI is dangerous? I guess I will lower it to start my siphon then.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:10:02 AM »
... plus I can start a siphon with co2 and the carboy cap. I just soak to clean, siphon liquid out. Semi- clean-in-place kinda deal. I feel it's safer anyway, instead of lifting a full carboy and dumping the water out. Dangerous...

Are you pressurizing a glass carboy?? THAT would be dangerous.

nah, if you use a carboy cap and <3psi it's not really a problem. I think Drew actually did a test that showed the cap would blow off before the carboy exploded... or maybe it was just discussed as an interesting idea... perhaps the mythbuster folks could explore.
Not 3 psi, more like 10 psi, which is what my carbing/serving pressure is set to. Maybe I should lower it when starting the siphon. I just give it a quick shot until I see the beer flowing, maybe 1-2 seconds.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:17:24 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=555055177908882

wide mouth glass carboy...love it 6.5 gallons and easy to clean because you can stick your whole arm in there and scrub away.
Nice. That's some chunky yeast you're using. WY1968?
I will be in the market for a bigger fermenter soon. But I am thinking I may just another 6 gallon carboy. I like them for the 4 gallon batches I do, plus I can start a siphon with co2 and the carboy cap. I just soak to clean, siphon liquid out. Semi- clean-in-place kinda deal. I feel it's safer anyway, instead of lifting a full carboy and dumping the water out. Dangerous...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:03:11 AM »
try sniffing some cracked coffee beans when that happens.

After a while of smelling/tasting the same thing olfactory overload will occur and your brain will just stop paying attention. For some reason I am not able to speculate on a sniff of coffee beans will reset your olfactory senses and you will be able to smell everything like new.

+1

Here is a link to "Olfactory fatigue" info.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_fatigue


Thanks for posting that. I will try that. I love the smell of coffee beans, so it's a great suggestion.



3). You suffer from homebrewer self doubt! I have the same affliction. My opinion on a batch can change from glass to glass (or sip to sip!). That's when I have to remember that I love beer and to not worry about it!

 :)
I think this might have A LOT to do with it. I need to remember that it's just beer and if there are no off flavors, there is nothing wrong with it.

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This happened to a friend of mine. It tasted fine at bottling, but after a couple weeks he a got a butterscotch bomb. It went away after a few more weeks in the bottle. I think it was from fluctuating fermentation temps he had in his basement. Add in a little oxidation at bottling and there you go. Give it time, it'll go away.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 06, 2013, 01:21:16 PM »

On my last IPA I poured one a couple times and felt like the aroma was great but not strong enough, like it had faded prematurely.  Now this was a beer I dryhopped with 6 oz !  Each time a day or two later, I poured one and the aroma was big, where it had been all along. Mood, fatigue, sinus/allergy issues all definitely play into it for me.

How true.  About half an hour into my IPA I'll be doubting its intensity of aroma hoppiness and wondering if it's really this restrained.  A little time away from it and it's back baby.

I am oh so thankful this also happens when I drink really intense commercial IPA's.
This happens to me with commercial beers as well. I plan to take a couple days off from drinking my IPA.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:22:16 AM »
This is why I rotate kegs.  They don't need to stay in the kegerator til you kill em.

I need to rotate what I have now, but I keep hoping someone will come over and kill the keg of pumpkin.

Consequently, I've been drinking more wine...
That's true, I suppose. Although, I guess I'm just too lazy to do that. I guess I could drink on a keg until I get tired of it, then put something else on. But I could also just not drink IPA every day either. I suppose that would keep my palate fresh for the hoppier beers.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 06, 2013, 10:41:37 AM »
Glad I'm not the only one. I guess it never seems like my nose is completely clear. Luckily, Ron, I have a Munich helles that is about to go into the lagering stage. Yummmmmm...

Palate cleansing only works to an extent for me. If I have something spicy or highly flavored with garlic or something, my palate is ruined for the evening.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Palate Fatigue
« on: December 06, 2013, 10:10:34 AM »
I get that I probably have a sensory overload. But do you guys start not being able to taste/smell the hop profile very well after having the same beer everyday for a bit? I know it's there, but then I lose it...
It's just annoying.

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