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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
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Yes. In a pinch, I have used plastic trash cans I...

Yes. In a pinch, I have used plastic trash cans I got at Family Dollar to primary and secondary with no problems. I did wrap the lid with plastic wrap when I used it for a secondary, but it still...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,138
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I think the Columbus hops will completely...

I think the Columbus hops will completely overpower the Cascade hops. You may want to consider moving the Cascade additions to the end of your boil/dry hop. I recently brewed a similar batch using...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-06-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
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Any of them will work fine for an amber. I would...

Any of them will work fine for an amber. I would only worry about the color of the extract if I was trying to make a very pale recipe.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
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This happened to me. It was due to over...

This happened to me. It was due to over carbonation. I made a pale ale and experimented with priming for 3.0 volumes CO2. The only other thing different in the recipe was the use of 1 lb of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
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It could be a combination of live yeast and...

It could be a combination of live yeast and something you ate. Has your diet changed recently? Yeast plus sugary food, like cookies, can do it to me.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-09-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
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I just boil the hops without a bag. For my last...

I just boil the hops without a bag. For my last few batches, I've strained during transfer with the nylon paint straining bags from Lowes. But honestly, I haven't noticed anything different in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
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If you want to use the Coopers tablets, you don't...

If you want to use the Coopers tablets, you don't need to use a bottling bucket. You can bottle straight from the fermenter. You would have to take extra care to keep the racking cane from sucking up...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-27-2010, 03:20 PM
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Is the CO2 you get for paintball a food-grade? ...

Is the CO2 you get for paintball a food-grade? Some gasses used for non-food industrial purposes can contain trace amounts of oil.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
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I've used frozen raspberries, but never used an...

I've used frozen raspberries, but never used an extract so I can't give you a comparison. I'd say go ahead and make the kit per the recipe. You can always make another batch with fresh or frozen...
Forum: Brew Science 12-22-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
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Check with your local water district, they are...

Check with your local water district, they are required to publish water quality reports.

For San Bernardino county check this page (http://www.specialdistricts.org/2/water/services/ccr/ccr.htm)....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
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Gambrius Honey Malt...

Gambrius Honey Malt (https://www.beerbrew.com/?path=View%20Item&ID=11082)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
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My experience: For a 3 gallon batch, I used 2lbs...

My experience: For a 3 gallon batch, I used 2lbs of frozen cherries, purreed in a sanitized food processor and added to the secondary. Personally, I thought it had too much cherry flavor and didn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
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You could try a yeast with higher flocculation...

You could try a yeast with higher flocculation than US-05, like Nottingham. Safale S-04 is really flocculant. That stuff sticks to the bottom of a bottle like clay, but it does have more of an...
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-07-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,543
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Your bittering hop combination is interesting. ...

Your bittering hop combination is interesting. Chinook is fairly high in cohumulone (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Hop_chemistry#Cohumulone) (31%) while Simcoe is one of the lowest at...
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
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Foaming boil overs. When my boil gets too...

Foaming boil overs. When my boil gets too intense, I turn the heat down a bit and stand there blowing on it to keep the foaming down.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
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fyi - Hold down the Alt key and type 0176 on your...

fyi - Hold down the Alt key and type 0176 on your keypad, then release the Alt key to type the '' degree symbol. (Win XP)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,474
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[Link for everything you ever needed to know...

[Link for everything you ever needed to know about plastic beer bottles] (http://www.azom.com/details.asp?ArticleID=351)

advantages of plastic:
1/7th the weight of glass
do not break
reusable...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,689
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Yes, for dextrose (corn sugar) 5 oz is equivalent...

Yes, for dextrose (corn sugar) 5 oz is equivalent to 3/4 cup.
I got a 5 oz pack of priming sugar in a kit. I poured it in a measuring cup, did not pack it, it was 3/4 cup.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
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Try cleaning thoroughly several times with a...

Try cleaning thoroughly several times with a strong bleach solution and a sponge. You will have to rinse it a lot too. If that doesn't work, try Dawn dish soap. If that doesn't work, soak in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-06-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
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I've checked the websites of many malt processing...

I've checked the websites of many malt processing companies, trying to find out if a hot break is needed or not. From what I saw, one of the common ways of making extract is to heat the wort in a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
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For the first time, buy an extract kit that comes...

For the first time, buy an extract kit that comes with decent instructions, such as Listermann's American Pale Ale kit (http://www.listermann.com/PDF/American_Pale_Ale.pdf) Check with a local home...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-02-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
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My SMaSH APAs have tasted the best in the...

My SMaSH APAs have tasted the best in the shortest amount of time.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-02-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,455
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The user name comes from Dr. Evil, but I got it a...

The user name comes from Dr. Evil, but I got it a little wrong. The actual line is "www dot shh dot com dot org". It was just a toss away user name to sign up on other forums, but it was easy to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
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"Still krausen after all these years" - was that...

"Still krausen after all these years" - was that by Paul Simon?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-02-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
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I'd worry about con #3 the most. I saw on "How...

I'd worry about con #3 the most. I saw on "How It's Made" that the inside of the cans are just sprayed with some kind of protective laquer.
They would probably work ok, at least for a while. Go...
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