Zombie dust

Discussion in 'Beginners Brewing Forum' started by Juddlight, Jan 27, 2018.

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Is this a good beer?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Juddlight

    Juddlight Member

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    Nice, ive tried a cpl of my own, a brown ale and a red rye ale, both turned out good and wldnt have faired well without this site and the lil green check ;)
     
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    This 2nd dust will be my first kegging and looking forward to drinking beer sooner and no bottling and waiting lol
     
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    For 20 years, I swore I’d never keg. I’m glad I changed my mind a couple years ago.
     
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    I made a fat tire clone the other day for a friend, I personalyl didn't like it but it's his problem now.

    I can't imagine not kegging. It's probably the only reason I'm still doing this.
     
  5. Juddlight

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    Yep gotta freezer for a keezer and looking at 3-4 kegs mb. So do i need a simple 3 way manifold or regulate each line?
     
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    Up to you really, I have a dual regulator and a 4 way manifold. I run serving pressure through the 4-way and the initial carbonation (35PSI for a day or so) through the other line.

    Edit: This is my rig

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    Thats exactly what i need nice setup....do you have to have a certain length of serving line?
     
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    I used 10' serving lines. Kind of annoying when moving kegs around but give me a lot more forgiveness with pressure adjustments.
     
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    Ok makes sense...i noticed extra in there.
    Doesnt seem to difficult, hopefully my supply store has a temp controller
     
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    There is math to the length and inner diameter of the serving lines. I use 4’ lengths of the smaller line. Works well in my application.
     
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    Yeah, it kind of depends, I could probably get away with shorter ones but decided to play it safe.
     
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    I'll interject with a dumb question...what does the use of the first 0.75oz of hops mean by First Wort? is that added prior to the boil at a lower temperature?
     
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    First wort is literally putting the hops in as you put wort in. It gives about 10% more IBU from what I can find. It's exactly putting the hops in before you boil. I've just tossed them in the empty kettle and then poured wort on them.
     
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    Ok 2nd dust is behaving a lil different...got 1.06 and been 4 days, activity is minimal and it reads 1.014 so shld i wail cpl fays check again or mb jus repitch with some yeast i collected off the 1st batch?
     
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    According to the recipe its better than done jus seems a lil high idk
     
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    1.014 is fine.
     
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    id it is a hop forward beer with a dry hop or two additions the longer your hold it from these the more lilely of obtaining some grass flavours. drink your hoppy beer young your lagers not so much.
     
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    I think you may have been sampling your own product a little hard when you wrote that Ben.
     
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