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comment Is the air glug in a conical not causing oxidation?
The fast ferment bulb space is about 1L actually. The problem I ran into recent was I had so much trub I had to dump about 3L total. That was my fault for not filtering out more of the hops/hot break. I think you are right though that the total oxygen relative to the remaining airspace (about 3G) is quite low and from a taste perspective I don't think it had a huge impact and this was a worst case scenario.
comment Are there any particular steps to fixing a batch of beer with extra trub / hot-break, or should it settle (as best as possible) on its own?
Thanks was just looking for this as I seem to get a lot of hot/cold break when I drain my kettle. I've never worried about it much, but I wondered. I agree doesn't seem to affect the taste or clarity of my beers.
comment Improving Your Brewing Significantly
Yeah this is so very true, I keg and often tap it too early. About a week after taping it's got much better flavour than the first pour. Two-weeks seems to be the sweet spot for conditioning.
comment Fly Sparging: Can I start boiling straight away
Yeah I could see that affecting the boil off, though I suppose additional water could be added. That's basically what I did today, heated it enough so that I could get to a boil shortly after I was done sparging
comment Tap Water: Safe to use without boiling?
AFAIK Boiling water should remove the residual chlorine