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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidation?
« on: August 05, 2016, 07:43:44 PM »
Unfortunately, it'll most likely get worse over time (assuming that's what's happening). If the beers are pretty young, give it time to let the yeast clear out completely and flavors to come together before you pronounce them oxidized. But, wet cardboard generally means oxidation. Hope that's not the case.

Thanks Jon. I just want to be prepared for dumpers. I only notice it every once a while in the pale ale underneath the hops. I first noticed it would after having a commercial IPA then moving on to homebrew.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Oxidation?
« on: August 05, 2016, 07:04:50 PM »
Will the off flavors from oxidation get worse as a beer ages? Both of my last beers; a lager and a pale ale seem to be showing sign of oxidation very young. I suppose it's the wet cardboard flavor that I was likening to sweaty socks prior. I have never had this issue before and am annoyed as sh$@!  >:(

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Beer Recipes / Re: first saison
« on: August 05, 2016, 06:23:47 PM »
Yeast seems to still be working. Will take a sample here in a bit. Thanks for the advice to let it sit. I brewed a few really good beers that I got ready super quick. Since then I have been unintentionally rushing some batches of late which has led to disappointment.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Smash IPA
« on: August 05, 2016, 06:02:46 PM »
I think this will be a good way to evaluate a hop but not a particular malt. To evaluate a malt I would think you would want something less hoppy with more neutral hops.
Yea I'm looking more at the hops


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My bad. I misunderstood what you said about wanting to know how the malt and hops taste on their own.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Smash IPA
« on: August 05, 2016, 02:20:23 PM »
I think this will be a good way to evaluate a hop but not a particular malt. To evaluate a malt I would think you would want something less hoppy with more neutral hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 05, 2016, 07:57:55 AM »
Looks great! I can't wait to do my first Pils.

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Using the muslin sacks does let some hop material into the beer but it usually settles out within the first week. I am okay with this as the beer is usually carbing and continuing to clarify anyway.

My current pale ale has improved drastically from week 1 to week 2 due to this. I was very worried as it was extra pungent and almost savory with a modest amount of hops. My continual lack of patience bit me again...

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I did have my first issue with keg hopping recently. I bag the hops in small muslin sacks and just knot it off to keep the hops in. I don't worry about cutting off the extra material above the knot and that happened to get caught in the dip tube after a couple of weeks. It took me a while to figure out that this was the problem.
I've heard of that happening.  Connect a length of thread to the muslin bag and let it come up and out of the main hatch so you can pull it out of the way (or out completely if you're done with them).

I have had issues sealing the keg this way. What kind of string? I will probably just start removing that extra material.

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I did have my first issue with keg hopping recently. I bag the hops in small muslin sacks and just knot it off to keep the hops in. I don't worry about cutting off the extra material above the knot and that happened to get caught in the dip tube after a couple of weeks. It took me a while to figure out that this was the problem.

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And in the following exbeeriment, they COULD taste the difference.  So, the jury's still out as far as I can tell.  Seems to me like there is likely some difference that has not yet been explained by science.

http://brulosophy.com/2016/01/18/dry-hop-temperature-warm-vs-cool-exbeeriment-results/

Ha! Didn't know there were two and with different results. Thanks.

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I only dry hop in the keg these days. The hops stay in until the keg is kicked and I have never experienced any vegetal characters. I don't hop at as high of rate as most though...

I believe there was an exbeeriment which tested this and there were no perceptible difference between warm or cold dry hop.

EDIT - found it:
http://brulosophy.com/2016/06/27/warm-dry-hop-vs-cold-keg-hop-exbeeriment-results/

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:48:29 AM »
Thanks all. Sounds like the wonder hop.

You just found it's new name :)

Ha!

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:33:34 AM »
Thanks all. Sounds like the wonder hop.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Competition
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:32:25 AM »
I have had mixed experiences with competitions and enter mainly for the reasons you state. I remember being pretty upset after the first couple of competitions I entered but have learned to not have any expectations going in which has helped. When I first started entering, I thought all of my beers were good. Now I better understand which beers I brew are good and which aren't. I recently entered a beer which did not turn out too well only because I had already paid for the entry. For as disappointing as it was there were still some positive comments which was nice.

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 03, 2016, 12:41:19 PM »
To be quite honest, if you have never used Equinox, you might use them as a single hop in a pale ale. It is a pretty dynamic hop. I think it's profile is similar to centennial on steriods with a punch of columbus dank added to it if that makes much sense. I've done a single hopped equinox APA and it was really good. Equinox has become one of my favorite hops, because of it's versatility being used only and working well with many others. It has so many layers of goodness!

Thanks for the feedback. I only ordered 4 oz which makes it difficult to do a single hopped beer. I suppose I could do a lower OG smash pale ale with magnum for bittering?

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