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    Yeast cake from secondary?

    my friends and I are planning on brewing our 1st 10 gallon batch of a porter. Rather than making a starter, I am wondering if I could just use the yeastcake from the 2ndary of an irish red that I made 2 weeks ago. I am using the same yeast, but not sure if being in with the irish red would...
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    Dark Mild Mild Mannered Ale (AG) (E) UK/US

    I just used this recipe to get back into brewing and show a couple buddies the process. They are really into it. My OG was a little low...only 1.032. What do you think my target FG should be? Now that I think back I wish I woulda added just a tad of DME to boost it to where it should...
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    My stir plate, under $10.

    has anyone ever used an ultrasonic to use as a stir plate? I have an old one from harbor freight I think...I know it shoots particles all over the place...be interesting to see
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    How to get Bazooka tube onto FLYGUYS cooler MLT

    yes the T fitting is copper. The bulkhead is the 3/8” female barb adapter (Watts A-298)
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    How to get Bazooka tube onto FLYGUYS cooler MLT

    I have the "T" bazooka tube. Its not threaded, but I wanted to know if anyone knows the best way to attach this to the FLYGUY MLT. I don't mind if I have to solder it, I just want it on there nice and snug so it doesnt come off and ruin my day. Thanks! Chris
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    Getting the bug again...need some suggestions if you would

    I haven't brewed in a long time because me and the lady bought a house last year and all my time and $$$ have been going toward that. Anyway, I dug up a lot of my old equipment and I am thinking about what I could do. I have a 10 Gallon cooler, a keg I need to get the top cut off, a couple...
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    Gelatin + Cold Crashing

    I just added Gelatin for the first time to a brew. Made a blond for football season and want it to be super clear. I used a whirfloc tablet during the last 10 minutes of the boil...and just added gelatin to my 2ndary...should I cold crash it now or will that interfere with how the gelatin...
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    Cost of Brutus 10 Type?

    Im thinking about building myself a present this fall...just curious who has built one of these systems and an estimate of cost. Also, is there any optional gadgets that anyone would highly recommend as being useful. Thanks! Chris
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    S-05 or Nottingham for Blond?

    Well, Im gonna try the nottingham. I havent used it before so I'll see how it goes. Thanks for the help! Chris
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    S-05 or Nottingham for Blond?

    anyone know why beersmith doesnt have us-05 on the yeast list?
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    S-05 or Nottingham for Blond?

    Well, making my first batch of the season today..ready to get the keg going for football season. I figured I would make a nice easy-drinking blond to start. I have a few yeasts..S-04, S-05, and Nottingham. I was debating which yeast would give me the best results with a blond. Any opinions?
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    Can it be salvaged?

    I accidentally left two carboys with an Irish Red and German Dunkel in my closet over the summer. It got pretty hot (90+) in there over the summer and when I tasted it and checked the FG...the FG was where it should be (1.012), but it had that really hot...sweet taste to it. Is there anything...
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    Dunkelweizen Recipe

    Im brewing with a guy I know on friday. He wants to do a Dunkelweizen. I made one last year with extract that came out really good. Here is a recipe I came up with in Beersmith. Any suggestions are always welcome. Do I have to step mash this one? Thanks 6.00 lb Wheat Malt, Dark (9.0 SRM)...
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    OK, got together Red Ale recipe. Mash temp + Check please!

    OK, I never made one of these, but I did some reading and put together a recipe. Please check it out and comment/suggest. Thanks! 10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 86.88 % 0.50 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.34 % 0.38 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain...
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    Help with Red Recipe

    I told my cousin I will make him some beer. He enjoys Moretti Red or Murphy's red ale. Anyone tried any of these or have a clone of either? I read the Moretti Red is pretty malty, never had either though. Im gonna go get some today though so I can decide what to make. Thanks for your time!
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