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    Homemade hopper for our Crankenstien

    You should have seen our first hopper. It was a cardboard budwieser 12 pack box. A wee bit ghetto, but it worked. :D
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    Homemade hopper for our Crankenstien

    GO WV! Homemade license plate hopper:
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    Help with understanding batch sparging measurements

    That sounds simple enough. What's an accurate way of measuring your pre boil wert? A stick with lines marked on it for certain measurements?
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    Help with understanding batch sparging measurements

    OK, so last weekend I did a 10 gallon batch but I'm not exactly sure I got the water amounts right and I'm wondering how much I'm supposed to use and why? I used 30 lb of grain and needed about 12 gallons pre boil according to pro mash. If that's the case, how much water should I have used...
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    Brew Day 7/14 - Martinsburg, WV

    The Eastern Panhandle Brewer's Society will be having a brew day at one of our member's houses this Saturday, 7/14, at 10AM. If you're interested in stopping out, check out the Facebook page linked above and send me a message for directions.
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    Eastern WV, Mid MD, and NW VA

    We're hosting a brew day on the 14th in Martinsburg. Info can be found on the FB page or you can PM me for a location. http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/242237599181866/
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    Thai Basil Ale questions

    Fing delicious! I used three normal sized ziplock bags from the local asian market full of Thai Basil that was chopped up and thrown in the pot 5 minutes before flame out. Just tasted it yesterday and the beer itself has a nice light thai basil taste with a good hoopy, but not too hoppy...
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    Thai Basil Ale questions

    I just finished up a bottle of Laphroaig's youngest Islay not too long before doing the peat smoked porter and wanted something that had that smoke bite like the scotch. Surprisingly, it just bites you in the face at the first drink, but then settles into the background as you're drinking it...
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    Thai Basil Ale questions

    This weekend I want to attempt to make a 10 gallon batch of Thai Basil Ale. What I want to do is come up with a basic pale ale recipe and use thai basil at the flame out and/or in secondary. I'm sure there's someone here with some kind of knowledge or experience on this; I need to know how...
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    Eastern WV, Mid MD, and NW VA

    Bump. We have over 10 members now! We're working on putting together a brew day or two this summer and one of the guys wants to do an October fest brew day/tasting this fall in Harpers Ferry.
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    Does thick wort = thick beer?

    Strike was a 165, so I'm thinking around 155? I'll have to measure next time.
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    Does thick wort = thick beer?

    So, who's answer is the right one so far?
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    Does thick wort = thick beer?

    So when I go to do a big belgian as my next batch where I'm trying to get it to an OG of around 1.12, I can expect it to be surper syrupy? The last belgian I did had an OG of 1.075 and wasn't anywhere near as thick as the porter that was just slightly higher.
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    Eastern WV, Mid MD, and NW VA

    We're in the Homebrewers Association club directory now: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/directories/find-a-club
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    Does thick wort = thick beer?

    Our wort boiled down a bit too much and we had to ad water. It's a porter and had the consistency of motor oil. If we wouldn't have watered it down and would have just pitched the yeast (assuming we would have had yeast that would have withstood 1.08-1.085 OG) would the final product have ended...
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