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  1. Baron von BeeGee

    Weizenbock Weizenbock

    In terms of a clone of Schneider Aventinus, it came out quite well. The first batch was a little hot due to fermentation issues, but the second batch with the same recipe and careful fermentation was very enjoyable.
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    What are you drinking now?

    Hof Ten Dormaal Blond followed up by a couple Foothills' People's Porters. Liked the porters better.
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    Banana vs Cloves

    I'd have to look at my notes on my other computer (which I will do), but off the top of my head I did a 20 minute acid rest and 20 minute protein rest before hitting sacch at ~148-149. It was done with hot water infusion which is more instantaneous than direct heat.
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    Banana vs Cloves

    This isn't really an issue with unmalted grains like wheat that have tons of protein, and a protein rest can help some with efficiency when you have 50% wheat. I've done a number of Hefeweizens with protein rests and haven't noticed any head retention issues. As a sidenote, the Kaiser and I...
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    Keezer project started *pics*

    Useless factoid: 7 1/4" is the actual size of nominal size 8" lumber. Measure a 2x4...it's actually 1.5" x 3.5". "Back in the day", a 2x4 would actually be 2x4 when it was green and roughcut. After drying and planing, you'd be down to 1.5x3.5. Nowadays, even the roughcut and green lumber...
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    Can I brew in an open garage w/out dying?

    I brew/work in my garage with the door about halfway up in the winter, sometimes running a propane construction heater, and so far nothw.elk;a,;acxxcjl;af
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    Looking for a super malty beer

    Definitely agree with the bocks if you're up to a lager. Otherwise the Scottish ale seems like a good choice, or an English brown ale.
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    Keezer project started *pics*

    Nice work...very clean.
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    help with High Gravity Marzen

    I'd be tickled pink and think it'll be a great beer. It should certainly be malty with that grain bill. I use Pilsen + Munich in my O-fest and like it, but have considered going Vienna + Munich.
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    Is it a good idea? Calling all Engineeers and Software guys!

    Is it your only offer? If so, then you have an easy decision - take it. It's $41k more than you make now in your chosen profession. Next week or next month if you get a better offer, then you can take that one. That's generally not considered professional, but neither is 24hrs to accept an...
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    Screw it, I'm brewing....

    Holy bump! You would use less pellets than whole hops, but dang if I remember the conversion. Maybe 90% of the whole hop #. Although, for this recipe, it probably wouldn't make that much difference.
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    Brown Ale Recipe

    Terrapin also makes a nice IBA. I saw an attempt at a clone here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/terrapin-india-brown-ale-80204/ They changed the name to Hop Karma at some point.
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    I'm also confused where the Dead Guy grain bill comes in. For a Maibock, I'd just go with ~65% Pilsener, ~35% light Munich, and hop to ~25-30 IBU's.
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    Developing beer names...

    This is great advice. I brewed my first lager, an Oktoberfest, to celebrate my first daughter's birth, and called it Oliviafest (you can guess). Later I brewed a Doppelbock and called it Oliviator, and a Pilsen called Oliviois. Not creative, perhaps, but fun. Now I need to work Sofia...
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    Is it OK to store and reuse Starsan solution?

    The pH strips are a great idea...my rule of thumb is to toss it out when it's cloudy and/or won't foam up.