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 Post subject: Conditioning
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:54 pm 

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My Clone of Brewdog Challenger IPA is about 1.5 weeks into fermentation, I usually rack to secondary then keg condition was going to use a Young's 23l keg (my usual), purged with co2 (recipe says 5 weeks) then I need to pop 250g of Challenger in at the end (dry hopping), for 5 days then I'll pop into a cornie, should I just do it all in the bucket and skip racking?

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:02 pm 
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I've done both and either work.

Not having a plastic keg any longer means I tend to get it all over with in the FV. It's S/S and has a good seal so I don't worry about leaving it an extra week or so. Otherwise I would generally be quite keen to get it into a corny after 10-14 days max.

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:04 pm 
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250g of challenger in a 20L batch - that is massive!

If it's pellets I would be tempted to dry hop in the FV for a last 3 - 4 days i.e. now. Then cold crash if you can so the pellets drop out. Then into the pressure barrel to condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:19 pm 

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steve crawshaw wrote:
250g of challenger in a 20L batch - that is massive!


Yeah using my home grown ones

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:21 pm 
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I'll be interested to taste that. I once tried to make a copy of Moor's Illusion with something like that dry hop quantity. It was undrinkable. I guess home grown ones might be less intense than commercial.
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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:46 pm 

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OK,
Tossed them in last night, will leave them in there for 5 days then keg...

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