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Offline Scott Ickes

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Proof of crystal clear beer without a secondary!
« on: July 08, 2015, 10:01:45 PM »
This is my Grapefruit Session IPA.  I went straight from primary into the keg.  It's crystal clear!!

You can even see the Blue Cat Brew Pub logo on the far side of the glass and picture of the catfish.

I just thought that I'd share for those of you that are still leery of going from primary straight to the bottle or keg.

Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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Re: Proof of crystal clear beer without a secondary!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 06:56:27 AM »
How long did you keep it in primary Scott? Also, did you use any clarifier like whirlfloc or something?

Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: Proof of crystal clear beer without a secondary!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 12:17:14 PM »
I used Irish Moss the last 10 minutes of the boil.  I also used hop bags to keep my hop particles down when it went to the primary.  I kegged it at two weeks and was drinking it in 18 days after brewing.

I made a hoppy citrus session wheat the same day and it is just as clear too.  It also was kegged in 15 days and drinking in 18 days.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

Scott Ickes
https://creativebrewing.wordpress.com

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Re: Proof of crystal clear beer without a secondary!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 02:24:15 AM »
I had a request for this recipe.  Here it is...

I tried putting the recipe as a Beersmith recipe, but it was too large.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

Scott Ickes
https://creativebrewing.wordpress.com

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Re: Proof of crystal clear beer without a secondary!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 04:38:52 PM »
I had a request for this recipe.  Here it is...

I tried putting the recipe as a Beersmith recipe, but it was too large.

Thanks!!!!

Found a killer recipe for Grapefruit Sculpin, but I think I'll try this one first.
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Drinking:
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