Picking it back up in Dartmouth

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Picking it back up in Dartmouth

Post by marshydope » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:43 pm

Hi, I'm Alex.

I started brewing like twelve years ago as a cheap undergrad. Lots of extract kits. Somewhere along the line I fell out of it, but we just moved into a place in Dartmouth where I have space so I'm back at it, and brewing full grain batches in a brewzilla for the first time. It's so much more satisfying!

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Re: Picking it back up in Dartmouth

Post by chalmers » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:46 pm

Welcome aboard! What have you brewed most recently?

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Post by marshydope » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:59 pm

Thanks! Yesterday I brewed a Galaxy/maris otter SMaSH IPA. It'll be the first beer I keg. Any tips with that kind of stuff?

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Post by RubberToe » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:06 pm

Welcome and cheers from Dartmouth.
Electric Brewery Build
Sanke Keg Solera Project
On tap at RubberToe's:
Oude Flanders (2016)
APA
Lingonberry Kombucha
Sparkling Mineral Water
In the fermenter:
Ye Ale of Olde II

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Re: Picking it back up in Dartmouth

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:07 pm

Welcome!

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Re: Picking it back up in Dartmouth

Post by danlatimer » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:55 pm

Welcome! As for tips on kegging a hoppy beer I recommend purging the keg with CO2 at a minimum before transferring in the beer to help reduce oxygen uptake into the beer. You should also purge the headspace of the keg with co2 once the top is on. Oxygen will make your nice hops deteriorate much quicker. Maybe take a look into other things you can do as there are many options to reduce oxygen update in your finished beer including putting a balloon of co2 on the airlock if you intend to cold crash it.

Good luck with the brew, sounds tasty!

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Re: Picking it back up in Dartmouth

Post by Clarifier » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:42 pm

Welcome back and enjoy the hobby! Galaxy smash sounds delish!

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Re: Picking it back up in Dartmouth

Post by LiverDance » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:39 pm

:welcome:
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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