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    ******* water question

    I live in Biloxi, MS and let's just say 90 degrees around here is pleasant. I recently asked some questions about saving money on ice when chilling my wort and got some great answers so I will move on to my next question: WATER. I use water straight from the tap. I have zero idea what is in...
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    Creative wort chiller ideas (trying to save on ice)

    Thank you everyone! Great advice. I never considered the tap water until down to around 100 before adding the ice. My tap water is around 70 degrees but now thinking about it makes a lot of sense (still colder than boiling temp). I also appreciate the step by step protocol that Funkedout...
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    Creative wort chiller ideas (trying to save on ice)

    I was not being clear enough. I have a "pre-chiller cooler full of ice around a copper coil chiller that I run water through. When the tap water leaves that chiller (which is submerged in the cold ice water) it then travels via a short hose into another copper coil chiller which is submerged...
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    Creative wort chiller ideas (trying to save on ice)

    I live in an apt. and when chilling, I run a hose from my kitchen sink to the balcony, where I have one copper chiller in an ice cooler with ice and water and it leads to another copper chiller submerged in the hot wort with a hose to dump the hot water from the chillers into my bathtub inside...
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    Time frame between collection of wort and boil

    I am in the middle of my mash today and have a feeling that I am going to be summonsed to something I can't miss and will get my brew day interrupted. Is there any concern if I collect my wort properly, put lid on boil pot and save boil for tomorrow???
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    Berliner Weisse Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse

    Which Lager yeast would you suggest and at what temp? I do not have a temp controller and live in Mississippi, so essentially brewing under 68 degrees is not likely! lol
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    Berliner Weisse Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse

    Thank you ffor the response. I have a PH meter, but have not yet brewed the sour I have wanted to for quite some time. Sooooo, tell me if this would be right: Mash 60 minutes (around 50/50 pilsner/white wheat) boil 15 minutes, cool under 100 degrees pitch about 3-5 goodbelly shots, (I plan on...
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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    I want to do this recipe with maybe some orange peel added to the boil, but I am the type of person (right or wrong) that if I am going to brew a beer, I want it to get me drunk. So my question is- would this recipe lose it's glamour if I jacked up the grain bill (same ingredients, more...
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    Good hop to use in watermelon kettle sour

    I am thinking Belma or Heull or Saaz. Obviously I want low IBUs and do not want the hops to steal the show. Going to be a really light grain build but want to hit around 6% alcohol. Also, is maris otter a no go for sours or would that add some nice flavor without being too weird??
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    Berliner Weisse Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse

    Do the goodbelly shots work exactly like say Omega Yeast Lacto Planarium? How long did you keep it on the lacto before boiling again?
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    Salted Caramel Pretzel Beer?

    Just a work in progress- your input is appreciated as I was just throwing that in there. Point is well taken and likely utilized when this comes to fruition.
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    Salted Caramel Pretzel Beer?

    Worked up a recipe on Beersmith last night at the house and came up with a nice 6% ABV beer with great color and only somewhere in the area of 25 IBUs (I don't have it here at work so don't hold me to the IBUs exactly). I used a schedule (experimenting) with I believe was East Kent Goldings (.5...
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    Salted Caramel Pretzel Beer?

    Advice heeded! Recipe base 2.0!: So let's get a run down of what we have developed so far: Obviously everyone seems to be geared towards a Scottish style ale. Grain bill appears to be built around the following: Pilsner Buscuit Rye Honey Malt Caramel 40L or 60L Crushed unsalted pretzels...
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    Salted Caramel Pretzel Beer?

    This is getting excited boys (and girls)! So let's get a run down of what we have developed so far: Obviously everyone seems to be geared towards a Scottish style ale. Grain bill appears to be built around the following: Pilsner Buscuit Rye Honey Malt Caramel 40L or 60L Crushed unsalted...
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    Salted Caramel Pretzel Beer?

    Great ideas!!!! Keep em coming!
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