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    OK, I'll admit it. I will probably never brew an IPA.

    I also never liked IPA's or dreamed of making one, until I tried Stouds's double IPA. It was my awakening! Well, sort of. I went crazy sampling IPA's, and hated most of them. But, Stoudt and consequently Brooklyn Brewery's IPA have shown me the rarity of this gem. I have an IPA brewing right...
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    "Rapi Kool" effective for wort chilling?

    Hello Everybody! I just got home from a restaurant supply store, and they had an item called Rapi-Kool (http://www.zesco.com/products.cfm?subCatID=617&PGroupID=ZP99158002) that I had never heard of before. It is a heat safe plastic paddle, that gets filled with water and frozen. It was only...
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    Can somebody explain a MLT

    So the deed is done. I remembered that I had a few food grade, 5 gal buckets lying around from my job. I took one of them and fit it with a spigot, and with the other I drilled about 100 small holes in the bottom. I then attached some insulation to the outside of the spigot bucket so it could...
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    Can somebody explain a MLT

    Ah thank you all so much! For those of you that have tried both fly and batch sparging, does fly sparging produce a noticeable difference in efficiency and ultimately taste? Thanks
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    Can somebody explain a MLT

    Ah thank you all so much! For those of you that have tried both fly and batch sparging, does fly sparging produce a noticeable difference in efficiency and ultimately taste? Thanks
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    Can somebody explain a MLT

    Hello, Due to the crazy high cost of DME and LME, I think that it is time to move onto all-grain brewing! Not to mention, it just seems so much more legit. I have John Palmers book on the designs of MLT using picnic coolers, of which I have a very crude understanding. However, I still...
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    Fermenter qualitiy question

    Hello. I am a fairly new brewer, this will be my first time using a food grade bucket and hops. My question is regarding the quality of the food grade bucket. I got them for free from my place of employment which is a Japanese restaurant. The buckets smell of soy sauce, and it seems impossible...
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