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    A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer

    and now with this info all in a single, easy-to-find sticky...i'm off to the races! thanks for shining some reliable light on this.
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    F#$% Growing hops, BREED HOPS!

    i'm new to the hop growing forum, and just now came across this...alas, the link is broken. does anyone know where i can find the information? any help is much appreciated in advance :)
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    Higher elevation = good beer?

    not at all on topic but i just want to say that i love this science board. just found it a few days ago and suddenly HB'ing is exciting again :)
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    Higher elevation = good beer?

    over 9,000 :)
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    hey all, i just finished off the keg of this recipe that i made with windsor. it was excellent beer and the alternate yeast seemed to work out just right. thanks for your advice.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    so it's been a little over a week, and the windsor is still really cloudy with little clumps on the surface. I know i should expect some degree of variance for using a different yeast than recommended, but i was wondering if the description I gave is anything like what you guys have after a...
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    strike temp q's

    everything worked great and i hit my marks all around...thanks for the tips.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    5 gallons in the carboy with a sachet of Windsor. I'll update when i rack to secondary in a week...looks and smells great right now, though.
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    strike temp q's

    thanks a million, everyone. I found a calculator that came up with 173, so i'm glad we're all in the same range. I think i might go a little high just to make sure my cooler doesn't suck up too much heat. I can just stir out the extra degrees if it's too high right?
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    strike temp q's

    HELP please, I'm in the middle of doing an all-grain with a cooler mlt for the first time and i never thought about how to calculate strike temp to hit my mash temp at dough-in. I've got 11.5 lbs of 80*F grain going into a cooler MLT (pre-heated to 120*F) and i need to mash at 156-158*F...
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    hmmm, i think i forgetfully left that post half-completed and un-posted before leaving for work and subsequently posting the first one you responded to...my girlfriend must have seen it and hit send for me. Thanks, Gabe...and Pico. Windsor it is.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    i just bought all the stuff i need for an AG batch of this, but my HBS was out of the safale. I have windsor and munich on hand. would either (or both) of these screw this beer up. It's not for competition or anything.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    Hey all, I picked up everything i need to make a 5g AG batch but my not-so-LHBS didn't have any safale, and they weren't sure which wyeast or whitelabs strain was equivalent. I can look it up, but I'd rather not make the 35mi trip just for a vial. I have 2 sachets each of Danstar Windsor and...
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    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

    Caspio: I couldn't say for sure, but it's seems like since the yeast being present is such a huge part of the flavor profile in a hefe then this sediment is definitely a wheat beer yeast and not just a conditioning yeast. I see what you're saying though, and hopefully the yeast i harvest from...
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    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

    +10 I had a 6er the other day that was -alright- and then i realized my brother was pouring them straight, and not rousing any yeast. I poured our next two myself and made sure the bottom of the bottle was completely clean and they were amazing brews...it really added a LOT to the flavor IMO...
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