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    Keg refurbishing / Corrosion issue

    Hi all, I just picked up some cheap ball lock kegs and I'm in the middle of refurbishing them. I've done this a few times before so I have an idea of what I am doing, but by no means am I an expert. I'm having an issue with a very slow leak from the liquid side post of one of the kegs. There...
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    What to expect from first time keg conditioning

    I took it out of the fridge, my ambient room temperature is about 75 degrees. Also, I hooked up my co2 tank and sealed the keg with 30 psi. I'll let it go a few more weeks and check again. This proves once again that patience is key. Thanks!
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    What to expect from first time keg conditioning

    Thanks for the advice. I've had the keg in my temperature controlled fridge which has been sitting at about 66 degrees. Could that be the cause for slow carbonation?
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    What to expect from first time keg conditioning

    Hello Everyone, I'm brand new to kegging, and I just tapped my first homebrew keg which I attempted to carbonate naturally. Unfortunately I do not have a kegerator, so I'm planning on transferring the beer to a growler for now as needed. My question is what should I expect from the first...
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    Efficiency Problems

    Wow, thanks everyone. I'm taking from this that I should try dropping my temps a bit, batch sparging may help, and obviously the crush of my grain may be an issue as well (I have been getting all my grain from the same LHBS). I will also research the differences between mash efficiency and...
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    Efficiency Problems

    Hello Everyone, I was hoping I could get some advice on how to improve my all grain efficiency. I've searched the forums, read books, and watched video tutorials to try to help improve my process, but I keep having a problem with low efficiency. I brew predominately small batches (1 gallon)...
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    Tequila barrel beer question - alcohol content

    Thanks. I didn't think about doing math, although it seems the obvious answer now :)
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    Tequila barrel beer question - alcohol content

    Hello Everyone, I'm new to the forums and fairly new to brewing as well. I have a 5 liter oak barrel that I'm currently aging tequila in. I plan emptying the tequila and putting some (currently in primary) agave wit in the barrel for secondary. Since I don't have much experience using...
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