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    10 Gallon batch dilemma

    Thanks for all the quick responses! I was definitely making it more difficult. I did consider doing (2) 5 gallon batches but I don't have the time. I think a thicker mash with a dunk sparge of several gallons should work well. No problems getting the entire 13+ gallons of pre-boil wort in the...
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    10 Gallon batch dilemma

    My BIAB setup utilizes a 15 gallon keggle. I need to brew a 10 gallon batch of a Flanders Red for a barrel project. The problem is that the mash volume is at 17.25 gallons according to BeerSmith. I thought about splitting the mash into (2) 60 minute sessions then combining the wort for the...
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    Coffee Vanilla Cream Ale Recipe Advice

    Love the toasting of the oats idea!!
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    Coffee Vanilla Cream Ale Recipe Advice

    I'm looking for some input on a recipe I want to try. My base recipe is the Weed, Feed and Mow (Cream Ale) from Brewing Classic Styles but I want to replace the flaked rice/corn and corn sugar with flaked oats. My hope is that by adding the oats I will end up with more body and a better base...
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    Tripel or Scottish Ale with Coffee

    Has anyone brewed a Tripel or Scottish Ale with coffee? Our homebrew club is having a competition on Learn to Homebrew Day and the only stipulation is that you use coffee. Extra points for non-porters and stouts. Any other successful coffee beers you have brewed which aren't stouts or...
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    Pumpkin Ale Recipe - Feedback Appreciated!

    I think you are going way overboard on the spices. 1/2 tsp. of each is a lot for 5 gallons. Depending on how 'spicy' you like it, you may want to stay around 1-2 tsp total in the boil. You can always add more spice to the secondary if you want. too much spice is a great way to destroy a...
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    The 2014 NHC First Round - Results/Speculation Thread

    Placed 3rd in Philly for Cider 27-A!!
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    First Homebrew Competition

    Why would you take the amounts out of your recipe? Just curious since many of the experienced brewers on this forum share their recipes. What is your concern about sharing the amounts?
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    How can I figure out how fermentable fruit juice is

    Could you simply thaw the juice and take a hydrometer reading?
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    I need help figuring out the Base Style for this beer

    I could use some help figuring out the Base Style for this recipe. Any input? 10B American Amber? For 5 gallons (19 L) 10 lb (4.54 kg) | American 6-row pale lager malt 1 lb (0.45 kg) | 20-40°L crystal/caramel malt 2 oz (56.8 g) | Williamette hops (boiling): 10 HBU 0.5 oz (14.2 g) |...
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    Base Style Help

    Thanks but I am trying to figure out the Base Style, not the category that the finished beer fits into. American Amber possibly?
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    Base Style Help

    I could use some help figuring out the Base Style for this recipe. Any input? 10B American Amber? For 5 gallons (19 L) 10 lb (4.54 kg) | American 6-row pale lager malt 1 lb (0.45 kg) | 20-40°L crystal/caramel malt 7-10 lb (3.2-4.5 kg) | whole pumpkin 2 oz (56.8 g) | Williamette hops...
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    3 weeks in fermenter and still fermenting?

    Take gravity readings and when you have a consistent reading for 2 or 3 days your beer is finished. The bubbling you are referring to probably has nothing to do with the fermentation...just the solution giving off gas. Whether your wort is bubbling or not is not how you determine when...
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    wort share contest + BIAB + beersmith help

    BeerSmith has a brew in a bag profile. I will take screenshots of my settings and let you guys see them so you can see if they will work for you or not. what size kettles are you guys using to brew? Sent from my XT907 using Home Brew mobile app
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