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    Music Match

    Lady - Styx
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    Why was it illegal to brew in the summer in Germany?

    In German, lager also means storage, as in storing in a warehouse. Many breweries still store beer underground in cellars and/or caves in the sides of hills. Erlangen has a beer festival on a hill that has a single road snaking all over it. They serve beer from "beer caves" as well as the...
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    Rauchbier Harry Says 4% Ain't ****

    I worked in Bamberg for 5 years. Been to the Schlanklera more times than I can count.. :rock:
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    Show us your Mead in a photo!!!

    Here's a pic of a batch of Charlie Papazian's Barkshack Ginger Mead I made in January 2006. Almost 15 years old! It came in at 7.6% ABV. It is smooth and dry, but not tart in any manner. The ginger is still present, but on the lighter side. It still tastes great! In comparison, Canada Dry...
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    Bochet Cyser backsweetening advice

    I've made a lot of cider over the years. 1-2 days after using Potassium Sorbate in the cider I add 1 can of AJ Frozen Concentrate to back sweeten and add apple flavor back into a 5 gal batch. 1.5 cans is a go also (depending on your taste), but 2 cans add too much body and makes it cloying...
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    Started an Apple Bochet (boe shay)

    STOP RIGHT NOW! Screwing on a lid is one thing, but SUPER GLUE? Use silicone caulk instead. As long as you have a good seal and the off gassing is reaching the blow-off jar you'll be OK. A last word about using plastic wrap to seal the jug lid down tightly...if there is no off-gassing the...
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    Best way to reduce gravity after the fact?

    Just to add a point, I find that when I boil outside in high humidity my boil off is greater than .5 gal every half hour. That's what brought me to adding water to lower the post-boil gravity.
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    Best way to reduce gravity after the fact?

    I find adding .5 gal of water reduces the gravity by .005 points
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    Anybody use Omega Hefeweizen Yeast? OLY-021

    I know it's an old thread, but I just check mine...I got 10 gallons of non-drinkable HW. So far, I've used Omega 5 times and every batch has failed. I just dumped 5 gals of Belgian Blonde Ale about 15 minutes ago.
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    Stupid Joke Thread!

    Two guys in a boat fishing and drinking beer... 1 - I'm thinking about divorcing my wife. 2 - Really? Why? 1 - Well, she never talks to me. 2. - If I were you I'd think that one over. A wife like that is hard to find. Two guys at a bar... 1 - Wadda ya crying about? 2 - My wife just died...
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    Stupid Joke Thread!

    A man wakes up in the hospital bandaged from head to foot. The doctor comes in and says, "Ah, I see you've regained consciousness. Now, you probably won't remember, but you were in a huge pile-up on the freeway. You're going to be okay, you'll walk again and everything, however, your penis...
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    So I brewed a shot of beer

    Doesn't mean you should... ; ' )
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    So I brewed a shot of beer

    Remind me to not invite you to any of my parties. ; ' ) LOL! Great write up btw...
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    Stupid Joke Thread!

    All I know about chemistry is K9P comes from a dog. All I know about electricity is a TRAN-SISTER is a nun who had a sex change.
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    Stupid Joke Thread!

    CORONA cures LIME disease...