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    New Nitrogen regulator with cracked glass on guage

    I recently purchased the equipment for adding Nitro to my kegerator and when I connected the regulator to the tank I noticed that the glass protecting the needle on the left guage, the one with the "Fill Tank", has a crack in the glass. I'm not sure when or how this happened, but my concern...
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    Skeeter Pee

    I too have been debating kegging and carbing it up. Anyone try it both ways? I may use my carbonator cap and test it out.
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    Too Much Vanilla in my Porter

    1/2 oz Vanilla, 1 oz Maple, 1 oz Chocolate, 32 oz cold brewed coffee, and 8 oz Lactose into the secondary. I'd been testing the extracts in my coffee for a couple weeks to determine how strong and what flavors they would bring but the vanilla was last min and never tested that one. I originally...
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    Too Much Vanilla in my Porter

    I actually used 1oz of pure vanilla extract instead of whole beans. All the information I found suggested 2 oz of extract for 5 gallons of beer, so I went half to be safe. I also added Chocolate & Maple Extract along with some cold brewed coffee, so adding more coffee is out of the question for...
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    Too Much Vanilla in my Porter

    I seem to have over vanilla'd my porter. Any suggestions for how to mellow it out? Here's what I was thinking my options are: 1. Brew another batch and blend the 2. 2. Buy some Oak Cubes and hope the oak flavor helps mellow it out 3. Time, but I've read vanilla is not a flavor that fades...
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    Adding Maple Extract to Bottling Bucket - How much?

    Curious how this turned out and what amount you ended up using? I just recently bought this same extract along with the Peanut Butter & Chocolate and have been debating which ones to use in my porter. I plan to keg so I'll probably start low and ramp up to taste but I was going to go with 2...
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    Flavoring, Extracts, or Emulsions?

    Has anyone had any luck using these flavorings at bottling? I'm looking to make a Choc PB Stout and my last attempt I used PB2 with no luck and ended up with a PB extract. My online search has me now seeing all sorts of options. Extracts are alcohol based, flavorings are water and I'm clueless...
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    1st Lager yeast pitch question

    Tested tonight and I'm already close to my FG. Sitting at 1.012 right now and while having a hint of clove it's pretty smooth for the most part. Lagering should clean some of that up I hope. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    Zero Airlock Activity on 1st Lager

    Tested tonight and I'm already close to my FG. Sitting at 1.012 right now and while having a hint of clove it's pretty smooth for the most part. Lagering should clean some of that up I hope. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner)

    Added some cold brewed coffee to this after brewing in April and moving into a keg. 64 oz later and I'm getting very little coffee flavor? I know cold brewed is smoother and less acidic but I'd expected more flavor. Am I just jumping the gun, will it show up in time? Cold brewed coffee recipe...
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    Kegerator CO2 blend (75/25 of Nitrogen & Co2)

    I just got back from the welding shop where the guy talked me into re-filling my 5lb tank with a mixture of 75/25 Nitrogen/Co2. I decided to start to google it and found that everyone is saying that is a terrible idea and my beer will go flat because I can't crank the psi up high enough to...
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    Zero Airlock Activity on 1st Lager

    Ok, thanks for all the advice guys. Here's an update. Tuesday I went and bought 2 dry packets of dry lager yeast and pitched them both after re-hydrating. Wed morning I had bubbles in my airlock and a very distinct aroma in the fridge telling me the magic was happening. It may have been ok, but...
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