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    First Gluten Free Beer - IPA

    I've been seeing a lot of about using enzymes in the mash. Do you know of any good resources that goes more in-depth about this? How much to use, which grains to use it with, etc.? Also, do I need any for this recipe? Also just looking for some good resources about gluten free brewing in...
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    First Gluten Free Beer - IPA

    Hi Everyone, I'm going to be brewing my first gluten free beer next week but I have a few questions in regards to sorghum. I've read that sorghum has a pretty strong taste (some say sour?). What are the best hops to use to hide this? I was thinking of using citra since I've read that...
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    Increasing ABV during active fermentation

    OK, I'll definitely do that. I really appreciate your help!
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    Increasing ABV during active fermentation

    It's been with all my recipes but I thought it was my refractometer so I bought a hydrometer, for this last batch, and they are both showing the same. I just made a new equipment profile in BS and it didn't change things much. When I mash I eye ball the water but I'm putting in enough that it...
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    Increasing ABV during active fermentation

    Well... It must be me! That's frustrating. I just put the recipe into brewersfriend and the estimated OG is supposed to be 1.062. I'm at a total loss. I have no idea what i'm doing wrong...
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    Increasing ABV during active fermentation

    Thanks. I'm so torn on adding sugar to this. I really want the beer to have a higher abv but I don't want the flavor, mouthfeel, or aroma to get messed up. I'm definitely going to throw my recipe into brewersfriend. I really hope it's a setting in beersmith. I've had 2 people with a lot of...
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    Increasing ABV during active fermentation

    Hey Everyone, I've been having difficulty with BeerSmith lately. My OG is coming out way lower than what BeerSmith says it should be. I'm going to do some research over the weekend to figure out if it's a setting in BeerSmith or if it is my brewing. Either way, I brewed a NEIPA yesterday...
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    Beer Not Fermenting

    Quick update. The beer is fermenting. I opened it last night and there was a nice krausen on top. I took a gravity reading and it's at 1.030. It's just weird that I'm not seeing any percolating through the air lock. Maybe there is something wrong with my bucket. I'll replace it...
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    Beer Not Fermenting

    ESBrewer, I did not make a starter as I used a liquid yeast and I don't actually know how to make a starter just yet. That's actually next on my list of things to learn.
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    Beer Not Fermenting

    Thanks for the great advise. I guess i didn't think of dropping the temperature down to what the yeast packet says is the target temperature. That makes a lot of sense! I will sanitize my mash paddle and give it a stir. I don't have any way of adding O2 yet, I'm still saving up for more...
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    Beer Not Fermenting

    Hey Everyone, I brewed a witbier on Saturday (very simple extract kit recipe, I was teaching a buddy how to brew beer). After brewing, I brought the temp down to 80 and pitched the yeast. After pitching the yeast I threw it into my kegerator which also doubles as a fermentation temperature...
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    Stout Tanks and Kettles 7.3G Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

    I'm in! I'll keep my fingers crossed until the drawing!
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    Off Flavor after Dry Hopping?

    Why would that be a problem? Just curious...
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    Spike Brewing Giveaway - New CF10 Conical Fermenter!!

    Count me in! I could really use something like this :D
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    Boulevard Brett Saison Founder's Archived Blog

    Hey Everyone, First off - I posted this originally in recipes but decided to move it here. Sorry if you see this in both places. A few months ago I was looking for a boulevard tank 7 clone. Needless to say, I didn't find one but I found a lot of great information to try and craft my own...
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