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    Red-Headed Step Ale

    4 lbs British Pale 3 oz British Crystal 95-115L 7 oz Roasted Barley 8 oz Flaked Barley 5 lbs Light DME Hops Schedule: 1.0 oz Kent Goldings 5% - 60mins 0.5 oz Fuggles 5% - 30mins Yeast: Wyeast 1084 XL - Irish Ale Grains were mashed for 90 mins at ~64*C. The temperature was...
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    What Type Should I Grow?

    I second that! Centennial, Chinook and Cascade will cover your IPAs. Fuggle or Hallertauer would round it out nicely.
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    Widow Maker Black Ale

    I have never tried, nor heard of this beer before. So we're going to need some more info before we can give this clone the ol' college try. What variety of hops are used, whats the starting and final gravities (or at least ABV%), and what style of yeast is used? In order to properly utilize...
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone Extra Hop addition question...

    I am a big fan of dry hop additions. When I make my APA/IPA or other hoppy beers, I always dry hop. My biggest dry hop was 3/4 oz centennial in the secondary for 3 weeks. The beer had a very strong hoppy citrus aroma, and after aging in bottle for 3 weeks had a smooth bitterness. My advice, hop...
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    to dry hop, or not to dry hop

    Yes! IMHO APA and IPA should ALWAYS be dry hopped. They should also have hops added to the runnings if you're doing AG. They should also be wet hopped when possible. Add hops In the boil, the 1* and 2* fermenter, and possibly a fresh hop in the bottle itself. In fact they should be hopped at...
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    Homebuild chiller opinions?

    I think that the 16' should be enough, especially when its 1/2" tube. My immersion chiller is 20' of 1/4" and it operates at pretty close to max efficiency; that is the temperature of the water coming out of the chiller is within 4*F of the wort temperature. A bigger IC would certainly reduce...
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    Info Request: Lasko "Temno"

    I wanted to make a clone of this beer, Lasko Temno. It is a Slovenian brewing company and I haven't been able to find much information about the beer on the internet. I was wondering if anybody had drank this beer, seen this beer, or had any kind on information about it.
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    Leak!! - keg full

    If you're looking to take the keg apart, I know a guy in the St. Louis area that offers free keg emptying services. On a serious note, I would simply pressurize the keg, then simply disconnect the CO2 bottle. As long as the keg itslef isn't leaking you should be fine, no worries about the beer...
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    Pecan Porter

    I'm working on a Pecan Pie Porter, or brown ale. What's your recipe for the PP?
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    Partial Sun Hops?

    I'm planning to grow Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, and Hallertuaer hops. They will be grown horizontally along the top of a 6' fence which runs north and south. Of those varieties which would most tolerate partial rather than full sun? Also which is better morning or afternoon sun...
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    DreamCycle Ale

    Here is a quick recipe that might work for that. Grain Bill: 5 lbs American 2-row malt 4.5 lbs Wheat malt 0.5 lbs American Crystal 40L Hops Schedule 1.0 oz Centennial (~10% AA) - 60 minutes 0.5 oz Centennial (~10% AA) - 1 minute 0.5 oz Centennial (~10% AA) - Dry Hop Yeast...
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    Bells Oberon Clone

    According to the brewer at Bell's, Oberon does not use any spice (orange peel, or corriander specifically). My first batch lacked the fruity citrus that I so love in my Oberon. For my second batch I am going to try a dry hop with 9% Centennial hops. In other beers when I have dry hopped in the...