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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Where can I Get Pliny in San Diego?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:42:47 PM »
Thanks OSKI - that's a list

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Where can I Get Pliny in San Diego?
« on: December 23, 2014, 07:25:14 PM »
We're staying in Carlsbad/Oceanside and will go to San Diego (the city) at some point too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Where can I Get Pliny in San Diego?
« on: December 23, 2014, 06:04:53 PM »
I will be in San Diego this weekend and would like to get my hands on a Pliny draft and a few bottles of Pliny if possible. It doesn't appear that BevMo carries Russian River.

Can someone point me in the right direction to find Pliny this weekend?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 19, 2014, 08:07:46 AM »
realbeerguy - the filters are awesome and really work. Well made too!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:19:46 PM »
I am sold on leaving it in the keg. The keg is sitting @ 70F for a few more days then off to the kegorator.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 13, 2014, 05:44:22 PM »
ultravista

I have a couple of those, they work pretty well.  I did find that with heavy hop loads, such as with an imperial ipa where 4-6oz might be in play, that the canister became just a constipated green hop poop log that was actually somewhat dry in the middle when i cleaned it out.

I am currently testing out a different keg dryhop method on a IIPA as we speak.  Will post about it if it ends up working out.

Interesting, I suspect a nylon would do the same. I dipped the canister into the beer a few times to ensure the hops hot wet.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 10, 2014, 07:34:00 AM »
Thanks ya'll for the great advice.

The hops are in a 300 Micron Stainless Corny Keg Dry Hop Filter from Utah Bio Diesel Supply. Can't beat it for $40.




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 09, 2014, 08:02:47 AM »
I am using a 300 micro stainless steel filter to contain the hops, tied-off to the keg lid. I am curious if extended contact time leads to measurable off flavors. By extended, I am talking about until the keg kicks.

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General Homebrew Discussion / How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:14:58 PM »
When you dry hop, how long do you leave the hops in the keg?

It seems that some limit the contact time while others leave the hops in the keg until the keg kicks.

Does leaving hops in the keg lead to measurable off-flavors?

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Perfect - I'll rack, bring the beer up to ambient temperature, and dry hop.

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My Pliny clone has finished and is ready for dry hopping. I cold crashed it to 50 to drop as much yeast as possible.

After I rack into the keg, should I let it warm up before dry hopping or leave it at 50? If warm up, to what temp?

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Sampled today, 8 days since brewing, and it is down to 1.006. Coincidentally, it is exactly where it should be as far as attenuation goes. The plan was 1.072 > 1.011 and mine is 1.067 > 1.006 - 61 points.

For 8 day old beer, it is superb. I'll give the yeast a bit more time before starting the dry hop. As awesome as it tastes now, loaded with 5 ounces of dry hops will push this over the top.

I called MoreBeer and discussed the low extraction problem. My C.S. rep said they have had several recent complaints and suspected my grain was from an older less than stellar batch of 2 row. She promptly refunded 100% of my purchase, including 20#'s of 2 row for another beer.

I was not looking for a refund, nor did I ask. What great customer service.

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At the same time, I ordered 22 pounds of 2 row for another much higher gravity brew.

I do have a Corona mill and may run all 22# through it.

I may call my LHBS to ask if they will run these through the mill, otherwise, it will be a long hand-cranking day :(

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I targeted 5.5 gallons post boil to account for dry hop absorption. I am pretty close to 5.5 gallons.

Besides the low OG, everything else went well on brew day.

One thing I am questioning now is MoreBeer's crush. As a mash-in-a-bagger, I always request double crush. MoreBeer said "we don't double crush but have fixed/adjusted our milling." Apparently customers attributed low efficiency to poor crush. My customer service rep told me a lot of customers were dissatisfied with their crush, enough so that they changed their process.

This is my lowest efficiency yet and the first time ordering from MoreBeer.

Googling "more beer crush" yields similar experiences.


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I am surprised that I missed the starting gravity. Mash was @ 151 for 90 minutes (while I did other things). That's < 70%.

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