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    Warped Cooler?

    Do you think this will happen to any cooler? I have an Igloo 5 gallon round cooler that I do my mash in. I am kinda in an ackward predicament. I have my keggle, but I am still waiting on a guy I know to do some TIG welding to affix the ball valve. I really need to brew this weekend, but will...
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    Carbonic Bite on a Rochefort 8 Clone

    Hey All- So, it has been almost two months since I brewed a Rochefort 8 clone (Belgian strong dark ale). I threw a bottle in the fridge for a few hours and then cracked it open. Upon tasting, it was very good, flavor wise. Could make out some strong estery and banana scents. However, it...
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    How Long From Repitch to Bottling??

    To improve carbonation. It was a big Trappist beer. Just what I read about making these.
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    How Long From Repitch to Bottling??

    Hi All- Have an AG Belgain Strong Dark ale I want to bottle Sunday. I am pitching rehydrated dry yeast (Safale US-05) in about 1 hr. Is 48 hours from repitch to bottle too short of a time? It seems like everything I have read says "3 days before bottling". The FG was very low when I...
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    Wyeast 3787 High Attenuation

    I am not sure how accurate those pail thermometers are, I imagine the temp in the center of the fermenting wort is higher than what the sticky pail thermometer is reading. I hope that it is not too much higher. I tasted it after transferring and it had a very good taste. It was a little...
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    Wyeast 3787 High Attenuation

    So, yes there was about 1.5 lbs of Candi sugar in this batch. So that may explain the highly fermentable sugars present, and thus the low FG. Thanks for the thoughts on this. In terms of the fermentation temp, I am a little concerned now. I hope I didn't affect the flavor that much by doing...
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    Wyeast 3787 High Attenuation

    I just racked my Rochefort 8 clone to a secondary this weekend. It had been in the primary for 2 weeks. The OG was 1.072, which is a little inaccurate since I forgot to measure the OG before I pitched a 2L starter of the Wyeast 3787 that had been growing for two days (OG of starter was 1.080...
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    Crafting the Quintessential Rochefort 10 Recipe to End all Rochefort 10 Recipes

    I am not sure I understand the thinking behind the inverted sugar addition. Like somebody had said, these monks strive for simplicity and attaining the best beer from the few ingredients they use (Pilsner and malt). Every recipe I have seen goes with plenty of Belgian Candi Sugar it seems to...
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    Chinook + Cascade + ?? = ??(grapefruit?)

    Hard to say if this might be true for me. I had dry-hopped with two other hops, so I can't distinguish between all three given they are sorta similar. Were you using pellets or leaf hops for your dry hopping?
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    Chinook + Cascade + ?? = ??(grapefruit?)

    Sorry for the delay in this recipe! IPA-Grapefruit Taste (*NOTE: this was for a 2.5-3 gal. batch, adjust accordingly*): -3 lb. Briess Pilsen Light DME -1 lb. Northwestern Amber DME -1 lb. Pilsen Malt (grain) -1 oz. Amarillo Loose Raw hops -0.5 oz. Simcoe Pellet hops -0.5 oz. Cascade...
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    Crafting the Quintessential Rochefort 10 Recipe to End all Rochefort 10 Recipes

    Rochefort 8 Recipe (derived from several sources, so it is really an orginal): -10 lb. Belgian 2-row Pilsner Malt -0.5 lb. German Carafa II Black Malt -1.5 lb. Belgian Caramunich Malt -0.5 lb. Briess Crystal Malt, 120L (was suppose to be Special B, LHBS was out) -10 oz. Belgian Candi...
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    Getting hot wort into a CFC??

    Sounds like Idiophor might be a better sanatizer, I don't think it is as reactive as Starsan. I won't store it, I think. I found out where to get one of these stainless steel racking canes, I will have to pick one up. Thanks!
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    Getting hot wort into a CFC??

    I had tried the whirlpooling, but didn't let it sit that long. I will try that next time. Where would I get a stainless steel racking cane? That sounds like it would certainly help my situation. Oh, wait, I see GeauxBrew posted that info. Thanks! Any reason why there would be concern...
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    Crafting the Quintessential Rochefort 10 Recipe to End all Rochefort 10 Recipes

    "Beer Captured" has the recipe for Rochefort 10 clone. I actually just brewed a Rochefort 8 clone a week and a half ago. To be honest with you, I thought the Rochefort recipe from "Beer Captured" was a bit too much in terms of different ingredients. From what I can gather and know about the...
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    Getting hot wort into a CFC??

    Alright, my first time using my homemade CFC went a bit haywire. I was using hop pellets and leafs in the full wort boil. I learned a bunch of things to improve upon for next time. For one, the standard tubing I am sure everybody uses for siphoning and transferring doesn't hold shape at...
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