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    Fermentation question rapid initial fermentation finished at day 4 and FG always higher than expectd

    Just clarifying - are you checking your FG with the refractometer or hydrometer? If the refractometer, you will need to correct the reading for the presence of alcohol. I only ever use my refractometer for preboil and postboil gravity/OG. I double check my actual OG with the hydrometer (there...
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    Gladfield Malt recipes page

    They also have a dark saison recipe (which is in their booklet, but not on the website) I have it on tap and it is great. I did use wyeast 3031 (saison/brett blend) though. Delicious. Kinda reminds me of toffee, with a hint of banana and a great backnote of leather and funk
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    Not your average pouring problem

    I have KK flow control taps and have found a few times that the o-ring in the tap (where you can screw off the nozzle to change it, eg to a stout spout) can end up shredded and be a cause for foaming. Removing/changing it fixed my problem
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    Dry hopping leaves taste like chewing the pellets

    I doubt it - only ever got that flavour with NS. I use metabisulfite, and am guided by Bru'n water using the water company reports. That particular beer tasted great with NS and mosaic together through the boil. It was when I dry hopped with them both (30g each) that it went horrible. I took...
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    Dry hopping leaves taste like chewing the pellets

    I must say, I really like how keen everyone is to help out on this forum. Thanks for all the discussion! Re the FG - it was 1.010, bang on my expected. There are a few ideas on here I can try, and I can use that recipe to see how it goes. Maybe make it a split batch next few times and try...
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    Dry hopping leaves taste like chewing the pellets

    Grain bill was all Gladfield (OG 1.047) american ale 2.4kg vienna 1.2 wheat 0.5 light crystal 0.25 toffee 0.25 sour grapes 0.1 12g columbus @60 15g ea amarillo, citra, simcoe, mosaic at flameout for 20 min steep 30g each of above for dry hop Yeast nutrient, whirlfloc in boil US-05 fermented at...
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    Dry hopping leaves taste like chewing the pellets

    I don't do secondary - add them loose into the primary, 2 days at ferment temp, 2 at cold crash, then keg. So they are removed at 4 days. That was for the 23L brew - I pushed it to 120g per BYO (https://byo.com/mead/item/569-dry-hopping-techniques), rounding up to 30g instead of 28g for an oz...
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    Dry hopping leaves taste like chewing the pellets

    Thanks, mate. I've found this in dry hopping with 40+ grams. That beer I mentioned was to be a hoppy APA and is the highest I've done. That beer was to try pushing the dry hop a bit and see what all the fuss was about. I know it's a higher dry hop charge, but it wasn't out of the range of a...
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    Dry hopping leaves taste like chewing the pellets

    Hi - wondering about others' experiences with dry hopping My usual process has been to let the beer ferment to completion, then add my dry hop charge. I store my pellet hops in the deep freeze (-20 deg), in their original packet, with the air purged as best i can and closed with those ikea...
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    Gravity post-mash vs gravity post boil not matching

    Thanks all for helping me track this down. I agree with you, Mark. The sugar can't boil off, which is why I am so confused as to what I am doing wrong. With regard to mixing the sample, I take my pre-boil sample after getting the wort to the boil, which includes all the stirring to get the...
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    Gravity post-mash vs gravity post boil not matching

    Hi all Looking for advice please. I have a Grainfather system, using BS2 for all my calculations (not the website calculator). Doing this, I have been able to account quite accurately my losses at each stage of the process. However, an issue that I keep having is that, after hitting my...
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    Does dry hopping add bitterness?

    Just for my 2c Just did a light pale ale, aiming to be kinda like the pacific ale, but with ella, galaxy and citra. Schedule as follows: Grain - 3kg american ale malt, 1.5kg wheat malt, 0.1kg acidulated for pH 10g galaxy @10 10g citra @5 20g each of citra/ella/galaxy for whirlpool est IBU...
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    Keg King Intertap

    Now that I have reduced my line, I'm getting good pours, especially after the tap has cooled (more foam on first pour, but don't have to tip out - especially with a little patience). That does bring me to the fact that patience is needed. I have to throttle it to slowest setting to start and...
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    Keg King Intertap

    Thanks, mate. That was on my list of things to do, but was pulling my hair out and wanted to ask other ideas. I was about to, then saw peteru's post... I did strip the tap right down, and it looked clean, but I did another proper clean just in case my vision is failing me So, I went and had...
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    Keg King Intertap

    Hi guys I hope I am in the right spot. I just bought a new KK FC Intertap for my kegging setup and can't get a decent pour on it (normal front spout). My setup and the beer: 1. Wheat beer naturally carbed to 3.5 vols. Attached to regulator with 18psi (naturally) - held there 2. 4mm ID line...
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