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    CO2 Leak at Top Handle

    I recently turned the handle on my C02 tank to force carbonate a beer homebrew keg and I felt and heard gas coming out of the 5lb CO2 tank at the handle. I also noticed the plastic handle can loosely lift up and down maybe an 1/8” giving me the impression something is loose. I don’t know if I...
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    When and how do I steep

    Ah, that's a good idea about adding to mash last. Steeping in sparked wort was my thought originally. Thanks!
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    When and how do I steep

    All I have heard and read is, don't mash certain (or all, not sure) dark grains. Beersmith also say no to mashing certain ones, the dark ones in the recipe here included. You get chalky flavors and other things. I did here in big dark beers (like porters and stouts) it's not as noticeable.
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    When and how do I steep

    My dilemma is, I am mashing with 1 gallon and then sparge with another gallon. Do I steep them in the 2 gallon wort (less with mash ton loss) after sparge? I would hate to steep in a separate amount of water and add that as it would throw off my boil volume and hop utilization.
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    When and how do I steep

    I am brewing a partial mash recipe tomorrow and I have read that it may be better to not mash my dark grains and steep them. My recipe is: 6.6 lbs. Amber Liquid Malt Extract 1 lb. Light Munich Grain 1/2 lb. Greman Dark Crystal 12 oz. Carafa Grain 2 oz. Hallertauer Hops (60 min.) 1 oz...
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    Today's brew mistake

    I'm sorry to say that I don't have the tools yet to take those measurements. It's on the list of things to get. This morning's report is that there is good Croisan at the top of the fermenter and the activity seems to be just fine. Hopefully all is well. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    Today's brew mistake

    As I am typing this out, I am brewing a German black lager (partial mash). I was suppose to put the grains in 1 gal if cold water and then hear to 160 then remove from heat and sit covered for 60 min. Well I made the number one mistake and walked away to get other brew things ready. Came back...
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    You may cringe

    I'll have to try those recipe's. Are they good with a non refrigeration fermentation yeast? Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    You may cringe

    Agree on the comment why not homebrew something she likes. Baby steps and u need to get better than a recipe follower. I'm making progress. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    You may cringe

    Oh wow, that keg transfer video was perfect. I get it now. I also have all the equipment except an extra homebrew out tap, which is cheap. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    You may cringe

    $50 for a sixth or $60 for a full keg (3 times more). Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    You may cringe

    Now I realize I will get some harsh comments here, but I'm going to ask anyway. I home brew beer and keg my beer. My wife just bought me a new triple tower kegerator for my birthday. I want to have a tap of the wimpy American lager for her. To do this I need to have a six barrel along with...
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    Kegged, now how long to wait?

    Last update. I wasn't happy with the brew, so I focused my consumption on killing that keg versus others. I just cleaned the keg and noticed a significant amount if sediment. I think I picked up sediment from fermenter. To aggressive on siphoning and also made the mistake of moving Carboy to...
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    Octoberfest

    Okay, thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    Octoberfest

    That last sentence was horrible. It should say, should I even worry about refrigerating the keg at that point since I didn't refrigerate it during fermentation. If I had brewed an ale, I wouldn't be asking this question and it would go in a closet. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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