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I have a Picobrew Zymatic and tried following their instructions for the first few brews. The results were rather disappointing. Since I know the people at Picobrew, I talked to them about it. It seems that the method is a kinda beginner's least possible effort method, rather than something they specifically recommend or that anyone there does. I went ...
For fermenting, I just remove the gas-in keg post, fit a 1/2" hose onto the screw fitting, clamp it, and stick the other end of the hose in a glass filled with starsan. When fermentation's done, I replace the gas-in post and push to another (purged) keg. My fermentation keg's dip tube is a couple inches shorter than a regular one - that's how I avoid ...
While I generally agree oxidation can be a culprit, if you followed accepted fermentation, transfer and kegging practices this should not be an issue with a young beer. Check your carbonation. Too much carbonation can really mask aroma and flavor of otherwise very flavorful beers. Happened to me on a Blueberry Wheat I made. If its too much, disconnect the ...
If you want to read more, there's an excellent article about just this at realbeer. In a nutshell, hop oils are volatile and degrade easily. Oxidation due to O2 in the headspace is the biggest reason, but there are others. There's no way to stop this process but you can slow it down slightly - that article recommends oxygen absorbing caps.
That's not at all an usual occurrence. Bitterness will fade somewhat with time and aroma even moreso. Especially with older hops like you used.
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