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The beer gods have smiled!
« on: November 15, 2009, 07:56:02 PM »
I brewed 10 gallons of Bo-Pils about 12 months ago, and just about nailed everything.  The beer turned out beautifully, one of the best I've ever brewed; however, I racked 5 gallons of it to a lagering vessel using an infected siphon (due to this siphon I've probably dumped about 20 gallons so far).   The clean 5 gallons have been lagering ever since, waiting for a special occasion.  The "infected" 5 gallons has been waiting on a counter to be dumped for a few months.
Today I decided to just dump it and be done with it.  I thought, what the heck, I'll taste it again just to be sure.  I did.  No infection??  I was sure it tasted sour several months ago.  But I don't see a pellicle on top of the beer.  So confused.
It appears as if the beer gods have smiled on me!  I guess I'll keg it and hopefully it doesn't taste sour when it's cold!

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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 08:01:19 PM »
And THAT is why kegging rocks. Also, the siphon should be burned. Maybe slapped around a little too.
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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 08:19:03 PM »
I brewed 10 gallons of Bo-Pils about 12 months ago, and just about nailed everything.  The beer turned out beautifully, one of the best I've ever brewed
Can you share your recipe?
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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 08:30:57 PM »
I brewed 10 gallons of Bo-Pils about 12 months ago, and just about nailed everything.  The beer turned out beautifully, one of the best I've ever brewed
Can you share your recipe?
It's JZ's recipe from BCS.  I didn't write down what water I used, but it was fairly soft.  The recipe calls for an entire pound of Czech Saaz hops (scaled to a 10 gallon batch), and I gotta say it's worth it.  It tastes authentic flat at room temperature; I can't wait to try it cold and foamy!   ;D

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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 08:41:44 PM »
Thank you I do have the book.
Good deal that you taste the keg before dumping it.
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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 09:15:31 PM »
Another reason to never throw out any homebrew, ever!
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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 07:55:37 AM »
I racked 5 gallons of it to a lagering vessel using an infected siphon (due to this siphon I've probably dumped about 20 gallons so far). 

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Re: The beer gods have smiled!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 02:04:16 PM »
Also, the siphon should be burned. Maybe slapped around a little too.

+1  But first, I would tie it to the back of my truck, and drag it down the street, first.
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