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    Czech Pils , clean & crisp, can't fault it.
     
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    Certainly looks to be some carbonation in that, what sort of time frame did you have that in secondary?
     
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    Bang on 2 weeks, I did it for my father in law so was bottled & there was a extra 2 bottles so I gave it a taste test before handing over his bottles. His going to have some this week & leave half for another 2 weeks & let me know if it improves.
     
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    Kegged my Belgian Strong Ale today & forgot to add the primer pouch before kegging, had to add it straight after, hope that still works.
     
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    I have almost done this a few times myself, in my opinion perhaps give it a shake to mix it up a bit.
     
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    No need to shake it mate. The yeast fill definitely find the sugars.
     
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    Yeah haven't touched the kegs yet, wasn't sure if the primer would all make its way inside the liner as looks like a flap at top inside the liner would hold it back ?
     
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    I think it will be fine mate. While it may have looked like it didn’t go through the top filter I’m pretty confident that gravity would have got 99% of the sugars into the beer.
     
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    Thanks for that, really looking forward to this one but will have to be patient, looking at leaving it in the kegs for 8 weeks
     
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    Just cracked open a bottle of the Lighthouse Pacific Pale, not a lot of head retention, carbonation seemed ok & tasted ok but think I'll give the bottles another week & the keg another 2 weeks. Next time I brew think it will definitely need extra hops.
     
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    Yep, I had the same thought. For my second batch of Pacific Pale I did a small boil with 200gm of LDM and 10gm Galaxy hops for 10 minutes. I then dry hopped with 20gm Galaxy just before I cold crashed it. It added a small amount of bitterness and ABV but the biggest change was in the hop presence. It was much nice with the extra hops. If you didn’t want to do the boil you could just add an extra hop pack to each keg or alternatively dry hop your brew with Galaxy Finishing Hops that you can buy from Woolies.
     
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    IMG_2470.JPG Well still got 4 longnecks & a keg left of the Lighthouse which I've let sit for another 2 weeks (4 weeks total) & it has improved in all areas. Opened a bottle today & it pours & taste great, hope the keg is just as good.
     
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    Certainly nothing wrong with that, I should actually have a try of the Lighthouse Ale at some point mines been sitting around for 2 months in secondary.
     
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    Bit late on this comment but i wouldnt let the Pacific Pale sit for 2 months. It becomes very bland the longer it is left. I suppose the same goes with other forms of brewing where the hop presence disappears over time. 4 weeks was about the best ot tasted for me.
     
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    IMG_2525.JPG Belgian Strong Ale, in keg for 2 months, well worth the wait.
     
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    Production has doubled
     
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