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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2015, 03:30:58 pm »
how much?

This^^^.  I'm gonna try it with a split batch and then do a blind triangle.

No kidding.  It'd be easy to add some to the bottom of a keg and rack on top. Gonna try it when I keg my next hoppy beer.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2015, 04:02:56 pm »
Hmm I'd have to look.  I just use the recommended amount on the bottle I have. I've never perceived any off flavors at that rate. I'll dig it out a bit later and let you know.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2015, 05:23:23 pm »
1 tsp per 5 gallons.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2015, 05:30:58 pm »
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2015, 06:11:46 pm »
what exactly is the point of c in your beer? stopping oxidation and or spoilage?
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2015, 06:17:22 pm »
what exactly is the point of c in your beer? stopping oxidation and or spoilage?

That's what I want to evaluate. As especially prone to oxidation as hop aromas are, I want to see if, as Dan says, the ascorbic will help APA/IPA aromas last longer.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2015, 06:18:12 pm »
Ok . Curious how much before you get a sour twang.


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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2015, 06:19:16 pm »
Ok . Curious how much before you get a sour twang.


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Me too. He says at that dose rate he didn't detect it. I wouldn't want to go over.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2015, 06:19:58 pm »
Also, if you are dry hopping keg, how much if any oxidation is occurring?


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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2015, 06:29:39 pm »
Also, if you are dry hopping keg, how much if any oxidation is occurring?


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In theory, there is a little as the hops come apart. To me,definitely less than occurs from dry hopping and then transferring to keg.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2015, 06:30:29 pm »
I would think so. And as far as I can tell, when I loose any aroma, I pull the bag and add more to the keg.


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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2015, 06:33:39 pm »
I would think so. And as far as I can tell, when I loose any aroma, I pull the bag and add more to the keg.


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Yeah, same here. Especially when the keg is carbed, I assume the heavier CO2 drives any O2 up toward the lid.
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2015, 06:38:14 pm »
I would think so. And as far as I can tell, when I loose any aroma, I pull the bag and add more to the keg.


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Yeah, same here. Especially when the keg is carbed, I assume the heavier CO2 drives any O2 up toward the lid.

not to mention these types of beers don't last long in my house!
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2015, 06:39:45 pm »
I would think so. And as far as I can tell, when I loose any aroma, I pull the bag and add more to the keg.


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Yeah, same here. Especially when the keg is carbed, I assume the heavier CO2 drives any O2 up toward the lid.

not to mention these types of beers don't last long in my house!

Not long at all. Especially when my friends are over.  ;)
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Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2015, 06:42:32 pm »
I would think so. And as far as I can tell, when I loose any aroma, I pull the bag and add more to the keg.


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Yeah, same here. Especially when the keg is carbed, I assume the heavier CO2 drives any O2 up toward the lid.

not to mention these types of beers don't last long in my house!

Not long at all. Especially when my friends are over.  ;)

i just popped open the keg of APA i dry hopped with  mandarina to add more hops, and it's 1/2 gone! i'm not sure how that happened!  :o
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