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    Show Me Your Wood Brew Sculpture/Rig

    Tested this out for the first time this weekend. Small batch BIAB rig with attached grain mill. Built it so most of the equipment can store underneath after brew day. not quite 100% complete (adding a folding shelf on the left side and still deciding on finishing, paint/stain, etc), but the...
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    How Many Gallons Brewed In 2021

    3.5 gal saison 1617.2 + 3.5 = 1620.7
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    Brewing Word Game

    Zeus
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    What came in the mail for you today?

    Over the last couple weeks: - Monster Mill 2 (from the sales forum here) - SS Brewtech Brew Kettle Mini - Wilserbrewer grain bag - Avantco IC1800 - Thermoworks ChefAlarm - MoreBeer order w/ grains, hops and yeast for several brews Just have to build out the stand for everything and we should be...
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    Induction cooktop

    I just ordered the Avantco IC1800 for similar small batches with a 5.5 gal kettle - $130 shipped. I ended up settling on the Avanto because of the steel frame and the granularity of the setting it offered. Found some similar models on ebay that only offered 30-40 degree temp setting ranges...
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    2021 Rhizomes

    Just pre-ordered a couple Brewer's Gold rhizomes and plan on grabbing a rhizome cutting from a buddy's Cascade that he's had going for 5 years or so once it gets a bit warmer.
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    How crazy is homebrew for our wedding (experienced mead/wine/cider)

    This, but also just the stress of serving it - bartenders having issues with homebrew kegs, etc. If it was me, this would be one thing I wouldn't want to be stressing about on the big day.
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    Brewing an easy sour for my first all-grain brew

    I see OP's location is Perth. If that's Perth, Australia, might impact what specific yeast strains he can access... All-grain, sour, fruited...none of those three are particularly difficult, but it's a lot of variables to add at once. If it was me, I'd play it safe and remove at least one of...
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    Sourdough discard for bottle conditioning

    Why not do a small starter...with the starter. That way you can try it out, see if it ferments wort, see if you like the flavors, plus step up whatever is in the starter and get it acclimated to the environment you eventually want it to ferment in (beer).
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    New batch of carrots and new kimchi started!

    Agreed, I like to leave mine out to ferment for at least a week. Lasts in the fridge as long as I can keep from eating it. More funk the better.
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    2021 Rhizomes

    What is everyone planting this year?
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    Sudden Onset Obsession

    Care to post some more details on that fermentation chamber?
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    How can I make a 5 gallon batch at home with no special equipment?

    Stalk the bakery manager at your local supermarket for empty frosting buckets. I got multiple food grade buckets (2 gal and 5 gal) from them when I first started. Drill a hole in the lid and all you need is a gasket and airlock to turn them into fermenters. I still use them today.
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    Motts Malted Cider

    See Graff: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider)
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