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Is this the gunk that escaped from the bags or did you just chuck them to rock and roll? I think we're pretty much stuck with pellets for some varieties. My preferred combination is to use leaf for bittering - if the bittering hop comes as leaf, like EKG, then all well and good- if not I use Magnum, and then put the late hops in an oversized bag or tights-leg. The leaf provides a filter bed. I'm thinking while writing that I should really look for a neutral bittering hop with a lower alpha acid content so that I could use more and get a better filter bed.
Yes, I just put them in loose as I don’t actually possess any kind of hop bag - hereforeto I’ve only ever used leaf hops and I always put those in loose so they can freely circulate during the boil … evidently for pellets that’s not really a good idea :confused:
 

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Just got back after a few days away so of course my priority was to nip into the garage to check the progress on the beers 😄

The GH London Bitter for my friend's party is looking good. It's had 2 weeks in the FV and it's cleared down very well. Tastes promising too: good mouthfeel and sufficiently dry. I think I might be able to detect the smallest bit of aftertaste but I'm not going to fret about that until after I've carbonated it and given it a chance to condition.

The Summer Breeze with the NZ hops has come along well too. The BRY-97 has done a super job and brought it down from OG 1043 to about 1006 after only 5 days at 18ºc athumb..
It's very cloudy - forgot to take a pic, but think NEIPA, so I might have a go at fining this one with gelatine. Flavour's interesting and is certainly a departure from my normal style - which was part of the objective so I'm not complaining. As intended it's pretty dry, which works well with the aroma that has a definite grapefruit element to it. Interested to see how this one works out - I guess I'd better try to limit the oxygen exposure.
 

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Belatedly replied to your DM TEB

Is that beer still attenuating more or did it stop there? Sounds like it got pretty dry for that yeast!
 

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Possible some hop creep?
I had to go and look that one up :-)

The key aspect seems to be "hops contain a “diastase” which means that they have an enzyme which breaks down non-fermentable sugars into fermentable sugars."
OK I *think* I understand that athumb..

I'm planning to leave the beer to its own devices in the FV for a few more days to see what transpires... stay tuned folks
 

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I had to go and look that one up :-)

The key aspect seems to be "hops contain a “diastase” which means that they have an enzyme which breaks down non-fermentable sugars into fermentable sugars."
OK I *think* I understand that athumb..

I'm planning to leave the beer to its own devices in the FV for a few more days to see what transpires... stay tuned folks
I’ve had it before after a big dry hop, I think the trick is to dry hop at below fermentation temperatures and then to keep the beer cold once stored 🍺
 
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