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    Is their any Homebrew stores that don't charge arm and leg for shipping?

    Yes, I learned this when I also whined about "the evil empire" owning them on an HBT thread. So I have sympathy for @Brewbuzzard. I wound up ordering from Label Peelers when I quit ordering from Midwest Supplies. I had gotten upset by the pricing changes at Midwest and discovered that they...
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    Is their any Homebrew stores that don't charge arm and leg for shipping?

    I agree with @MaxStout that it's the order with shipping and the way to get that is to pice some orders. My results amy be skewed because I'm an extract brewer. I just checked and here's the price of 3 lbs. of Briess DME at the places mentioned: Adventuresin Home Brewing 13.64 Atlantic...
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    Hop adjustment

    Well, you have a nice big pot, but it's not a waste to use only 1/4 of it, if that what the recipe calls for. The waste is in heating up and cooling down the extra water. Boiling more water will probably produce more bitterness. If you have brewed a particular kit before, and you think more...
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    Hop adjustment

    I think you are misunderstanding what the brew shop instructions are talking about. I think they are telling you to boil 2 1/2 gal. of water with the extract disolved in it. If you do less water, the more concentrated wort will extract less bitterness from the hops. If you boil more water, it...
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    Name That Skyline - Picture Game

    You are correct, but I already told InspectorJon that he's up. The beach on Paradise Island is just great; we were actually staying there on that trip.
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    Name That Skyline - Picture Game

    Nassau it is. You're up @InspectorJon.
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    Fermentation non existent?

    I use a secondary; I transfer to a glass carboy. Current wisdom, however, is that it is unnecessary and just a chance to introduce unwanted oxygen and risk of infection. I am exploring changing, but in 27 years of brewing I've never had a problem doing a secondary.
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    how about a meme generator thread...

    It needs a bottle opener. BTW: I have one of these in the cabinet over the microwave.
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    Fermentation non existent?

    At that temperature, it will probably be all done, but it won't hurt to let it sit. Bottling too early, on the other hand, can create over carbonization and possible bottle bombs. As a new brewer, you would be wise to play it safe. Enjoy your visit home. Where's that? Edit: @nwhall3 posted...
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    Fermentation non existent?

    By day five it is likely your beer is through its active fermentation phase. Leave it alone until more like two weeks. You might get better advice if you provide more information about what you brewed, the yeast you used, and the temperature where it was fermenting. Also, do you have a...
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    Name That Skyline - Picture Game

    Not Charleston. South was a good move, but reread my post with the first picture. To get this next picture you could climb the stairs of the water tower to view a fort and some of the city:
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    First batch ever...is my fermentation stalled?

    You didn't stall your fermentation; it was already done. It won't get more krausen. You're just watching it clarify in that carboy. Where is that carboy sitting? If it's in a basement and it's cold, you probably ought to have a board under it. Also, you ought to cover that carboy as light...
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    Name That Skyline - Picture Game

    I'll assume you meant Newport News, but no anyway. That is the Atlantic Ocean though.
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    Name That Skyline - Picture Game

    This is more in the sea than seaside. From 1989:
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