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    alcohol boost in extract kits?

    hi, im now on my 4th batch, from extract, and was wondering whats the best way to boost alcohol in extract brewing? honey? sugar?
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    quick F.G question

    im brewing a wheat beer for my second batch.. O.G was 1.055, F.G was at 1.010, is that a good F.G for bottling? recipe was : 6#wheat LME 1# Specialty grains 1 oz vanguards @ 15 min 1 oz vanguards @ 30 min
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    simple plastic bottle filler question

    i have a plastic bottle filler. the kind that comes with all the equipment. i tried everything but i just cant seem to attatch it to the tube, they both have the same diameter, even tried tried sticking them together with tape LOL but it kept sliding off.. any help? was meant to bottle today...
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    irish moss and when to add?

    my first batch was a pale ale.. doing it again for my third batch but with afew additions... read alot about irish moss being very good at clearing a beer, my first pale ale was extremly cloudy...would really like it abit clearer, read here irish moss would help alot, if so when do i add? any...
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    guinness anyone?

    i love guinness, i have the option of getting a stout kit from my LHBS, but i was looking for something close to guinness, can anyone help?
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    Wheat Beer Recipe suggestions

    as far as steeping grains..i got barly/crystal i think, im also new to all this on my third batch, but i know barly is an essential part of wheat beer,,and was told at my LHBS that vanguards would be good with what i was trying to achieve,sure theres alot of other hops you can use,sorry i could...
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    Second batch gravity question

    thanks... was planning on using a secondary,to make way for my third batch
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    Second batch gravity question

    so my first batch is bottled:ban: ,second batch in primary for 7 days now and it seems like its stuck at 1.015, not sure what the F.G should be,(my kits dont come with instruction) , recipe as follows 6# wheat LME 1# specialty steeping grains 2 oz vanguards safeale dry yeast O.G. was...
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    Wheat Beer Recipe suggestions

    i actually have my first wheat beer in secobd batch, also from extract 6# Wheat LME 1# Steeping grains 1 oz Vanguards @15 1 oz vanguards @ 30 safeale dry yeast
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    Its Official!!

    its official.. im never buying beer again!!first batch is in the bottle. and i went out and got more supplies for my second batch:tank:, thank you all for answering my sometimes stupid questions and helping with my first ever batch,,:mug: its not a hobby anymore..turning into a habbit:rockin:
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    vanguards anyone?

    ok, im plannign on a wheat ale for my second batch, my LHBS suggested vanguards hop pellets, but ive read alot of negative feedback about vanguards all over the internet.anyone tried it?
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    what goes on inside the bottle?

    i will step away from the beer for sureLOL. just opended one to taste the difference in th ageing process,still a noob so i want to experiment and know the difference
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    what goes on inside the bottle?

    well, my beer is perfect after 2 days in the bottle, everything was great, amazing to think it will get better after 2 or more weeks
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    what goes on inside the bottle?

    ok, i know carbonation goes on in there but what else? i bottled my first ever batch and being the newbie that i am i decided to open one bottle after 2 days,just to experiment and to taste the difference in the ageing process, and after 2 days in the bottle the one i opend was PERFECT,couldnt...
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    getting rid of yeast in bottle

    ive always wanted to keg my own beer but m only on my second brew, maybe in a few months ill start doing some research on kegging