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Brew Labs (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 01:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i was racking from primary to secondary using a curved SS tube from the primary into a straight SS tube into the secondary by use of a carboy cap on the secondary. i have a length of tubing with an in-line valve spliced in.

the flow seemed a little slow and you scould see the wort bubbling in the line and plenty of air in the line. it then occured to be that i might have the cane too close to the bottom of the carboy. i raised the cane a bit and the wort started FLOWING.

do you think the slow movement and bubbling of the wort in the line could lead to oxidization?
 

JOHN K. LEE (206.66.239.111)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 01:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHAHB....RDWHABH....Brew Labs, It must be pretty hard to oxidate a beer. I don't purge carboys or kegs w/ CO2 and have never had a problem. I know it's not good but It seems like I splash my beer a little every time I transfer. I've always heard oxidated beer tastes like wet cardboard...seems like that would be hard to mistake. Don't worry about it, man...kick back with a cold one and some of your special hops. RDWHAHB and wait for it to clear.
-J.K.L.
 

Brew Labs (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 02:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

what does RDWHAHB mean? i can barely figure out the accronyms on this board
 

Henry Raynor (130.76.32.144)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relax Don't Worry Have A HomeBrew
 

Brew Labs (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

this one is a regular saison.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brew Labs, take a look at the B&V FAQs. It's Question No. 36 in the current draft version, which contains a link to a dictionary of brewing acronyms: http://brewery.org/brewery/infobase/Acronyms.html

As for oxidation of the beer, it's not difficult to do. The real question is how long it will take for the effects to show. The odds are that if you drink your beer within a couple of months you won't know the difference. It may be that after then the beer will begin to take on a cardboard aroma and flavor, or perhaps like sherry if it is a high gravity beer.
 

JOHN K. LEE (206.66.239.111)
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess that's why I haven't seen any sign of oxidation. My beer is lucky to see 1 month befor I cabonate.
-J.K.L.

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