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  1. Fire Rooster

    6qt Insta-Pot

    Works like a charm for grain steeping and 60 min hop schedule boil. "Keep warm" button allows it to stay around 155 for steeping. "Saute" button set at the "more" level, allows a slow continuous boil. Found 3 slight variations of Zombie Dust clone, trying all three.
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    That was my thought until I found others online stating they brew mid to upper 50's with S-04 & US-05 all the time. Doing a test and letting it sit 55-59 for full 3 weeks. My thought is bottle carb/conditioning at 72 for 4 weeks would finish anything missed.
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    Currently fermenting Zombie clone @ ambient temp range 55-59, using S-04 also. Thought it might be too low, but within 2 days had foam on the inside of LBK push to the top.
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    https://davidrpatterson.me/2013/09/08/when-life-hands-you-citra-hops-make-zombie-dust/ 5 gallon recipe, which can be scaled down to 2 gallon.
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    Caps Not Sealing

    Did a squeeze test on Zombie clone 740ml PET bottles that are being conditioned. Two were soft, cap was on as tight as could be, squeezed harder and beer came out. My guess is that those caps fail after so many times ? Now what ?
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    Yea smells great, now the waiting part. Just finished brewing the second one. The difference in the Zombie Clone recipes are the malts.
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    Caps Not Sealing

    What I do... http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2011/09/tip-using-star-san-in-spray-bottle.html 6 cc StarSan INTO 1 Gallon Distilled Water (128 OZ) 3 cc StarSan INTO 2 Quarts Distilled Water (64 0Z) 1.5 cc StarSan INTO 1 Quart Distilled Water (32 0Z)
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    Caps Not Sealing

    Is it ok to StarSan PET bottles & caps ahead of time, then store them with loose cap for future use. ? Then after about 2 weeks use them to bottle without further sanitizing.
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    Caps Not Sealing

    Ok, thanks, sounds like a plan. Threw out caps and replaced with different caps. Dropped one 1/2 teaspoon sugar cube in each. Only 3 were used originally in each bottle.
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    Risk vs Reward

    Sanitizing is taken seriously, double checking everything along the process. Then the lid is opened and pellets are tossed in to dry hop. What are your experiences with dry hopping ? Does the taste justify the risk of infection dry hopping ? Thanks
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    Risk vs Reward

    Yes It was first dry hop ever, which is why the process was questioned. Continuing with commando for now, and see if that works for me.
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    Risk vs Reward

    Thanks all ! Glad I checked here first, dry hopping was going to be ditched. Will take the advice and continue to dry hop with methods suggested. Thanks RickBeer, saw this chart before and now it makes sense what it was, and explains the reason for a hop schedule.
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    US-04 or US-05

    Question for the more seasoned brewers. Say you won a lifetime supply of beer yeast in a contest. You can choose only one yeast, Safale US-04 OR Safale US-05. Which would you choose ? and why ?
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    SMASH IPA

    Ok, great, thanks. I need some time to reflect on what just happened
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    Partial Mash

    After many different extract brews, not impressed. Three partial mash beers are currently fermenting, Black Beer'd., Sticky Wicket, & Santa Rita. The different malts have a good aroma, the hops aroma is heavenly, the extract aroma hmmm. I'm done with extract brewing, lets see where partial mash takes me.
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    Partial Mash

    On special occasions I would have Coors Light or Corona Light, never in depth like now.
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    SMASH IPA

    https://blog.eckraus.com/what-is-diastatic-power-definition-chart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degree_Lintner http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Assets/PDFs/Briess_PISB_CBWGoldenLightDME.pdf So if 3 lbs of Golden Light DME (75% fermentability) is used with 4 oz Carapilils (0% diastatic power/degrees Linter), and 4 oz Crystal 60 (0% diastatic power/degrees Linter), all the fermentability (diastatic power/degrees Linter) is coming from the DME ?
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    Partial Mash

    Never heard of bell's 2 hearted, I'm kinda/sorta new to beer. I was a wine snob for decades, Red, Dry, Napa & Sonoma valley, Cabernet & Merlot. Had a glass or two with dinner almost every night for 25+ years. Then about two years ago I just stopped drinking wine, don't care for it any more. For whatever reason my taste buds are honing in on Pale Ales & IPA's. Great minds think alike, starting Dead Ringer tomorrow 🍺
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    Partial Mash

    Finished bottling Zombie clone. Boy did those dry hops suck up water. Last 2 bottles were tough with hop sludge clogging, even after 3 days cold crash. Sanitized another LBK then poured hop sludge water into it, minus the large chunks of hop sludge. Will wait until it settles to see if I can get more out of it, 9 1/2 bottles so far. Very delicious smell and taste.
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    SMASH IPA

    Any particular sites that I should visit ? Would save me lots of time aimlessly wandering on the web. Thanks
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    SMASH IPA

    Where can I find information for 2 gallon BIAB (SMaSH also) recipes ? Thanks.
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    US-04 or US-05

    MaryAnn for sure, I always thought you would catch something from Ginger you wouldn't be able to get rid of. Came across other brewers on different sites who use US04 as their go to yeast. When would you use US04 over US05 ??
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    fermenting temperature

    Cato: What's in your LBK in the picture ?
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    Wort, Yeast & Temperature

    Not until Zombie Dust clone was made, it was realized that yeast was being pitched into an unknown wort temperature. US-04 was pitched into 70 degree wort, then LBK was moved to a 60 degree basement. What is the proper safe range to pitch yeast into wort ? Thanks
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    Partial Mash

    IPA's are my favorite. Your suggestion with Zombie brew was a change desperately needed.
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