Ken, if your beers you sent me are any indication, you don't have far to go! And take baby steps. That's how I did it as I also "digested" the process and how to make the changes on my system. I'm still feeling like my beers need improvement. They aren't blowing me away or anything yet. But I'm notoriously hard to please.Yes!!!! Looks awesome.
My new Cleopatra APA, my first stab at low oxygen brewing, at 3 weeks. Yeah, the foam is killer. The only haze is from dry hopping. But there's a lot going on at once - I preboiled the water, used 50ppm SMB, but also (per the recently posted Bamforth paper) used a late addition of Brewtan (gallotannin) and PVPP (actually used the Brewbrite mixture of Polyclar and whirlfloc). So I undoubtedly broke the rules by changing multiple variables at once. Thing is, the beer is fantastic and there are justifications for all those changes. So I'm going forward with this as my MO.
Interestingly, this is my house APA recipe, brewed it many times, and the color is slightly but noticeably lighter, giving more credence to the low oxygen brewers reported results of lighter colored beers. Aside from that, yes, the malt quality is very fresh and well defined. It has IT. As a footnote, the Cleopatra hops are very nice - first hops I've bought from Ted Hausotter. Citrusy, tropical/mango, slight pine, slight spiciness. Best APA I've ever made, period. I'm sold.
When I have time I will give this a shot.....just haven't been able to digest the process and figure out what it means to change for my system.
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yeah I'd likely deploy the minimalist method as it relates to change.