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    Zombie Dust BJCP

    Easy decision, enter it in both.
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    WLP 400 Belgian Wit

    If you end up replacing the yeast I'd go with Wyeast 3944. That yeast is awesome and gives you the yeast profile of Allagash White
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    Things are getting interesting, BB Icemaster Max 2....

    Tell me why to choose fly sparging, as a homebrewer, over batch sparging. On a regular setup, no grainfather/all in one set ups. I honestly think batch sparging is looked as an inferior method.
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    Things are getting interesting, BB Icemaster Max 2....

    This is my experience and setup as well. I'm not sure homebrewers always think why pro brewers do certain things. It's because the volume and scale of what they do requires it. Plate chillers, conicals, glycol, etc. Yeah some are more efficient but at what pricetag? Like batch sparging. Fly...
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    Things are getting interesting, BB Icemaster Max 2....

    Can someone explain the 'recent' upswing in homebrewers using gylcol. I took a break from geeking out on brewing for a couple years and now it's commonplace to use glycol in systems at home. Why? What wasn't quite cutting it? Do you think the precision ferm temp from being jacketed is worth it?
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    In the market for a new fermenter

    Lol what? How is temp controlling a conical or corny any different. I ferment in a small dorm fridge with a heat wrap and an inkbird controller. It’d be the same with a conical.
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    In the market for a new fermenter

    I still can't understand the fascination with conicals for homebrewing. But I can harvest the yeast! Someone said it's the aspect ratio is PERFECT for fermenting! 1) Yeah now you have 3x as much stuff to clean and sanitize 2) You must be careful keeping the yeast clean/sanitary when...
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    End of the world supply

    We're back to brewing with acorns and whatever crap you can covert
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    End of the world supply

    co2 running out is my biggest concern
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    Inline Oxygen Kit vs Oxygen Wand

    In line - makes sense for commercial breweries for efficiency homebrewers - pointless waste of time and money. Use a wand for 60 seconds and you’re done.
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    In the market for a new fermenter

    Why not use corny kegs?
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    Best way to dry hop.

    Just toss them in loose. Any more in depth and you're overdoing it. I'm sure many people will advocate the muslin bag but I don't feel comfortable exposing my post ferment beer to something that cannot be positively sanitized. I guess you can boil the muslin bag for a minute or two prior but...
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    Allagash white clone

    I can't say what Allagash uses in their grist. I can just say that my recipe yielded a similar end product. I think the yeast character and additions of coriander and orange that give the witbier it's character. Not as much the exact grain bill which is rather on the light side. And I did use...
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    have you tried fermenting and serving from the same keg without transferring?

    I’ve only done this method for one batch but I’m never going back. The resultant hop flavor and aroma is way better than I’ve ever achieved before and I used a relatively low amount of hops. Being able to reach in and hand clean the fermenter not to mention it’s stainless, is a big plus. The...