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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3735 on: August 03, 2020, 08:18:25 PM »

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3736 on: August 03, 2020, 08:35:04 PM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3737 on: August 03, 2020, 08:44:17 PM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3738 on: August 03, 2020, 08:52:17 PM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3739 on: August 03, 2020, 09:50:23 PM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3740 on: August 04, 2020, 10:39:12 PM »
My Bordertown Dark Lager... a Negra Modelo sort of thing:

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3741 on: August 05, 2020, 10:55:24 PM »
Here’s my Blonde Ale w/ Mt Hood and Cascade hops




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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3742 on: August 05, 2020, 11:55:57 PM »
Here’s my Blonde Ale w/ Mt Hood and Cascade hops




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Looks great. How is it?

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3743 on: August 06, 2020, 12:04:51 AM »
Here’s my Blonde Ale w/ Mt Hood and Cascade hops




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Great color and clarity.  Looks delish. 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3744 on: August 06, 2020, 12:45:48 AM »
Here’s my Blonde Ale w/ Mt Hood and Cascade hops




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Looks great. How is it?
It’s a great beer. I tapped it last night so still assessing the finer points.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3745 on: August 06, 2020, 01:29:15 AM »
It’s a great beer. I tapped it last night so still assessing the finer points.
BB:  Are you fining the beer?  If so, what are you using?  My clarity is usually not that good when the keg is 'new' and I would love to solve that issue.  Share your secrets!  :D 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3746 on: August 06, 2020, 02:05:55 AM »
Here’s my Blonde Ale w/ Mt Hood and Cascade hops




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Looks great. How is it?
It’s a great beer. I tapped it last night so still assessing the finer points.


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Proper assessment can take a few pints (per night)

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Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3747 on: August 06, 2020, 02:27:40 PM »
Proper assessment can take a few pints (per night)

Yes it does

It’s a great beer. I tapped it last night so still assessing the finer points.
BB:  Are you fining the beer?  If so, what are you using?  My clarity is usually not that good when the keg is 'new' and I would love to solve that issue.  Share your secrets!  :D

My normal process in to transfer to keg, then cold crash and hold cold under CO2 pressure for ~2 weeks. I pull a  cloudy pint to clear the line, fine with gelatin, and results the next day are what you see here.

Keep in mind I use a floating dip tube on this keg. The one keg I have that does not have a floating dip tube takes a couple more days to clear to the bottom.

I also use Bry-97 yeast in 90% of my beers.

Gelatin fining process:

Using this method I don’t introduce air into the keg.

1. Cold crash beer to induce chill haze
2. Use 1 tsp gelatin in 2/3 cup of water.
3. Let stand 15 min or so (I usually forget it’s in there so this becomes more like 30 min+).
4. Put it in the microwave for 15 sec.
5. Continue the 15 sec bursts until ~150*F (usually 4 bursts).
6. Pour the mixture into a clean, sanitized 2L plastic bottle.
7. Squeeze the air out and put on a carbonator cap.
8. Pressurize the bottle with a bit of CO2 until it pops back into shape (very short bursts required).
9. PULL THE KEG PRV to depressurize the keg!
10. Place a clean, sanitized jumper on the bottle
11. Invert the bottle
12. Connect the jumper to the gas in post
13. Allow nearly all the liquid to drain into the keg
14. Quickly disconnect it before it all empties into the keg.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3748 on: August 06, 2020, 03:10:56 PM »
Proper assessment can take a few pints (per night)

Yes it does

It’s a great beer. I tapped it last night so still assessing the finer points.
BB:  Are you fining the beer?  If so, what are you using?  My clarity is usually not that good when the keg is 'new' and I would love to solve that issue.  Share your secrets!  :D

My normal process in to transfer to keg, then cold crash and hold cold under CO2 pressure for ~2 weeks. I pull a  cloudy pint to clear the line, fine with gelatin, and results the next day are what you see here.

Keep in mind I use a floating dip tube on this keg. The one keg I have that does not have a floating dip tube takes a couple more days to clear to the bottom.

I also use Bry-97 yeast in 90% of my beers.

Gelatin fining process:

Using this method I don’t introduce air into the keg.

1. Cold crash beer to induce chill haze
2. Use 1 tsp gelatin in 2/3 cup of water.
3. Let stand 15 min or so (I usually forget it’s in there so this becomes more like 30 min+).
4. Put it in the microwave for 15 sec.
5. Continue the 15 sec bursts until ~150*F (usually 4 bursts).
6. Pour the mixture into a clean, sanitized 2L plastic bottle.
7. Squeeze the air out and put on a carbonator cap.
8. Pressurize the bottle with a bit of CO2 until it pops back into shape (very short bursts required).
9. PULL THE KEG PRV to depressurize the keg!
10. Place a clean, sanitized jumper on the bottle
11. Invert the bottle
12. Connect the jumper to the gas in post
13. Allow nearly all the liquid to drain into the keg
14. Quickly disconnect it before it all empties into the keg.
Thank you.  I also use a gel solution and my results are good but not quite as good as that photo of yours and my guess is that the floating diptube is one of the big differences.  I do not use them and I would really prefer not to go there but if I keep seeing evidence that it works this well I might go down that path.  Thanks again... much appreciated. 
Ken from Chicago

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3749 on: August 10, 2020, 12:32:38 AM »

Enjoying my Raspberry Belgian Sour this afternoon...it's a kettle soured witbier, and I usually do this beer at least once during the summertime. Plus, it's under 4% abv...

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