Not a bad idea. I will see what they say.
I just can't figure out what went wrong, other than the conical stuff we already discussed. That's the only thing that really changed from my years of brewing. So unless I messed up my brew somehow (always possible but I feel unlikely at this point) I feel like it MUST be something going on with trub removal... But again I just can't wrap my head around it.
I was careful not to splash when I introduced the strawberry. But then again, every collection ball was empty air (sanitized each time but obviously O2) so every time I emptied trub, I was introducing more oxygen. But, transferring from a bucket to a carboy should have a lot of the same... if not more... oxidation, but I never had this issue before. Outside of a CO2 option for my conical, I couldn't have truly done much better unless I emptied the solids less frequently (but I feel like that wouldn't have successfully removed the solids enough). Maybe conicals are just too advanced for me