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    Who is brewing on Long Island?

    Mine always seems under hopped as well for the amount i use.. Tap water and campden Sent from my SCH-I535 using Home Brew mobile app
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    Coping with beer loss

    where did the 1.5 gallons go? on the bottom of your ferm chamber? Was your blowoff tube somehow seated too low and create a syphon?
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    What's your biggest non brewing hobby?

    I see a lot of fellow runners here.. I run to offset the calories i take in from beer. Doing the Manhattan and NYC half marathons in the next few months Sent from my SCH-I535 using Home Brew mobile app
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    Who is brewing on Long Island?

    Look for a welding shop.. I use triweld in deer park Sent from my SCH-I535 using Home Brew mobile app
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    Mistakes. Read one, leave one.

    my mistakes are pretty benign.. 1. accidentally dumped my stirbar into the fermentation bucket. 2. ran out of propane w/o a back up 3. Opened the tap on the kegerator and nothing came out.. opened it up and realized that my kegerator was set too low and froze my tap lines. I left the door...
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    Breaking the 1.018 barrier

    interesting... never though about doing a step mash.. might be worth a shot, I just need to recalculate all my volumes in beersmith. I opened up my latest brew (yet another IIPA.. although this one was unintentional) to dry hop and took a sample. 1.018.. This one was using 002 and mashed at...
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    Homebrew to go!

    keg then bottle.. That's what I do, although setting up a kegerator isn't exactly cheap, i've never had to bottle condition before.
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    ebay aquarium temp controller build

    I'm not looking at mine right now but there is a time delay that you set before the cooling kicks on. mine is set for 5-10 minutes so the compressor on my fridge doesn't kick on too often. When i first power it on, it waits for that delay, then starts the cooling.
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    18% Sugar - Tempted to Dump the Batch

    life is too short to drink beer you don't love
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    Why is my ABV so low?

    I think the better question is why is your FG high and in reality, it's not that far off (your abv is only .3% off). Could be a lot of variables with the likely suspects being pitch rate, yeast viability and fermentation temperature. Can you give some more details about your fermentation?
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    Breaking the 1.018 barrier

    well, success! My IIPA finished up at 1.016. My primary hydrometer reads .003 high so i needed to adjust for that but it seems like bumping the temp up right when the fermentation slowed down seemed to bring it down a little further (like aeration station recommended). I may have been waiting...
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    Who is brewing on Long Island?

    okay.. not brewing today, but tapped my first keg last night since about a 6 month dry spell.. double IPA but goes down real easy.. probably dry hopped a little too early, fermentation may have been going on still and lost some aroma.. still psyched though
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    What's your biggest non brewing hobby?

    I did the whole record deal, touring thing back in the early 2000s and it was a blast but man is that a tough way to earn a living.. away for months at a time, living out of a suitcase etc. Check out some licensing companies like Jingle Punks to help you get some music placed on tv etc. It's...
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    What's your biggest non brewing hobby?

    Running, working on my jeep, wheeling, guns, music production and writing, surf fishing and now trying my hand at building a quad copter. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Home Brew mobile app
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