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    Raising Mash PH - Pickling Lime

    Thanks Martin. Appreciate the insight to your knowledge and experience.
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    Raising Mash PH - Pickling Lime

    So my Bru'n water calculations come out at 5.2 PH and I'd like to get it to 5.4 PH. I had never noticed before that the Pickling Lime water addition in the spreadsheet has a comment: "Add Pickling Lime in mash only. Do not add to water alone since the PH may increase too high". Oops. Don't...
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    Fruit Beer Help

    Update Preface: I changed a lot of steps and equipment in my brewing process for this brew. New fermenter, etc. This was my first attempt at a pressurized transfer. To sum up kegging day it almost turned into a complete catastrophe. However in the end I was able to "save" the beer and ended...
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    Homebrew Rootbeer recommedations

    Thanks for the video, very insightful. If I do his recipe (sounded good), I'd make a 1.25 gallons of his syrup with 3.75 gallons of water and just force carb it in a keg.
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    Homebrew Rootbeer recommedations

    Long time brewer, family wants a root beer. Wondering if I could get pointed to a good recipe and direction. Thanks.
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    Fruit Beer Help

    Amoretti puree just arrived in the mail. Based on my plan above, 2oz per gallon is just under 1ml per 2 oz. I added 5ml of the puree to a commercial IPA. Tastes like a tropical party. I'm going to brew this mad hopper tropical fruit explosion this coming weekend. Should be kegged and ready...
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    Fruit Beer Help

    Appreciate the discussion on this guys. I've continued to do more research. More on that below, first a few replies to all the feedback... I agree. Orange zest would help me with several of the problems, like puree displacement in the fermenter/secondary as well as maybe not having to use...
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    Fruit Beer Help

    VikeMan, Thanks for the feedback on the Orange bitterness. I was planning to shoot for 45 IBUs. I wanted the fruit flavors to have a chance to shine and compliment the hop flavors. General plan right now for hops: Citra Galaxy El Dorado Very small amount of hops at 60 minutes 4 oz around 5...
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    Fruit Beer Help

    I'm basically looking to brew a passion fruit, orange, guava IPA. I've found some commercial beers in the style I'm going for, Terrapin Luau and Scofflaw Basement POG, but I've never tried them. I'm leaning toward using 4-6 lbs of puree. Seem like a sufficient amount? Because of the puree...
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    Brewtech BrewBucket Welding?

    Thanks. I'll start calling around.
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    Brewtech BrewBucket Welding?

    The handle on my Brewtech Brew Bucket popped off while carrying a fermented beer. Sigh. I'm assuming I can take this to a welder and have the handle reattached. I know nothing about welding. Any advice on the type of welder I'm looking for? Google maps search just gives me a bunch of...
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    Does a failure to 'mash out' potentially lead to thinner beer?

    Appreciate your thoughts and feedback on this. I was looking to confirm with others what I had observed... I started seeing my pre-boil gravity numbers slip a bit and was trying to figure out my efficiency problem. I've done a number of things and one was going back to doing a mash out. I've...
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    Does a failure to 'mash out' potentially lead to thinner beer?

    Related: Does failure to mashout change the pre-boil gravity?
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    SS Brew Bucket - Big Beers

    Because of the high gravity, beersmith was telling me I needed something in the 300-400M cell range. So I pitched 2 packets of Imperial Darkness.
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    SS Brew Bucket - Big Beers

    If I had not cold crashed for 5 days, I wonder how much less of the batch would have been rackable. My only idea at this point is to try a higher floc yeast for my next big beer.
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