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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-17-2014, 05:46 PM
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2014, 01:22 AM
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I used the Headwaters Ale Wyeast ACT1000. Did...

I used the Headwaters Ale Wyeast ACT1000. Did you use Irish Moss, gelatin, or cold crash yours? What kind of clarity did you get?

I've heard that it isn't really "ferocious". I really like...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2014, 12:12 AM
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The recipe I'm following calls for adding the...

The recipe I'm following calls for adding the hops in the secondary, and reviews from others that have brewed this kit, and others that have used this particular yeast, say the yeast really stays in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-09-2014, 03:59 PM
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Questions - Dry Hopping, Gelatin & Cold Crashing

Hi,

I have an IPA in the primary right now, and I'll be trying several things for the first time in the secondary. And so, I have questions!

1. Dry Hopping. The recipe calls for additional...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-09-2014, 03:35 PM
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 04:12 PM
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Filtering Beer - Good, Bad, (Ugly)?

Hi,

I'm thinking about buying a filter system, like the type Midwest Supplies sells that uses CO2 to push beer from keg to keg through a filter. I'm mainly considering this to achieve a brighter...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2014, 12:10 AM
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My first liquid yeast was Wyeast 3787 - Trappist,...

My first liquid yeast was Wyeast 3787 - Trappist, for a Trappist Ale. I started the fermentation at 65 degrees on that one, but a few members said I should raise that to around 72 (I think - I tried...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2014, 08:54 PM
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Wyeast ACT1000 Headwaters Ale - Fermentation Temperature?

Hi,

I'm brewing my second batch of beer with a liquid yeast tomorrow. It's Wyeast ACT1000 Headwaters Ale, for Midwest Supplies "Ferocious IPA", which should have a O.G. of 1.064-1.068 (I don't...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-28-2014, 08:37 PM
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I'm brewing Midwest's "Ferocious IPA", which has...

I'm brewing Midwest's "Ferocious IPA", which has a smaller amount of grains and two bottles of LME, totaling just over 9lbs. This is the first one I've done with that much LME.

I'll start with...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-28-2014, 01:25 AM
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Start Volume - 5 Gallon Extract - Blichmann 10 Gallon Pot?

Hi,

I'm doing a 5 gallon extract this weekend, with a Blichmann 10 gallon brew pot. This will be my first batch with this pot, and my first full boil.

I know the boil off will depend on the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2014, 09:34 PM
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Well, I put my starter together last night, put...

Well, I put my starter together last night, put the flask on my homemade stir plate and... the stir bar will not stay in place. I built this stir plate after my previous (and first) try with a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-23-2014, 10:54 PM
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Does it harm the starter in any way to let it go...

Does it harm the starter in any way to let it go 48 hours? I can reduce that to 36 (or 24) if that's a better method. I assume letting it sit in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days is fine as well...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-23-2014, 09:45 PM
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In my notes from last time, I just had "1/2 a cup...

In my notes from last time, I just had "1/2 a cup DME" - again, I think I was more concerned with how to do starter than how to do it right. I also had a much smaller starter last time; for one...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-23-2014, 08:58 PM
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Questions On Calculating A Yeast Starter

Hi,

I'll be brewing next weekend, using a yeast starter for only the second time, and I have a few questions. I have some notes from my last time with a starter, but it's missing some key...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-15-2013, 08:06 PM
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Thanks WhiskeySix, that's exactly what I need. ...

Thanks WhiskeySix, that's exactly what I need. It even looks like something I might have cobbled together myself! :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-15-2013, 03:50 PM
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Hi Gitmoe, That's about identical to...

Hi Gitmoe,



That's about identical to the model I'd seen on the Home Depot site. I was wondering if the head would unscrew. The only downside to that setup would be using my jet carboy and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-15-2013, 02:59 PM
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Good Sink Faucet for Home Brewing?

Hi,

I'm thinking about putting a restaurant prep sink in my basement for brewing, and I'm wondering if anyone has found a good sink faucet for home brewing?

Right now I use our kitchen pull-out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2013, 03:09 PM
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Glassware for Trappist Ale

Hi,

I have several types of beer glasses for "correctly" serving various types of beer, but I have not been able to find ones for a trappist ale. My latest issue of Brew Your Own has an article...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-06-2013, 01:31 AM
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Here's my pair. Not a fancy setup, but the...

Here's my pair. Not a fancy setup, but the handles definitely make my kegerator look a lot better! It was good advice creating a mock-up of the handles first. The medium size fits nicely - the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-04-2013, 10:46 PM
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Hi, I just wanted to provide follow-up on...

Hi,

I just wanted to provide follow-up on this issue, as I finally had time to work with it today. My 5lb tank is full again, and I attached the regulator and sprayed everything down with soapy...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 05-04-2013, 08:03 PM
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I have one more question. Is it possible to have...

I have one more question. Is it possible to have the handles turned at an angle (so they don't face straight forward), or does that make them fit loose? The reason I ask is spacing. Right now I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 05-04-2013, 12:58 PM
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Durhamite, these look great! I have been looking...

Durhamite, these look great! I have been looking for something that I could create my own labels for. My computer skills are pretty good - my artistic skills (drawing on chalkboard or white board)...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-28-2013, 03:01 PM
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I need advice on a CO2 leak

Hi,

I started kegging this year. I have a new 5lb CO2 tank, new regulator and two reconditioned pin-lock kegs. I actually ordered this equipment during a sale last summer, and the two kegs...
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