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    4 tap keezer-CO2 regulator questions

    What about this guy? http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_20_313_327&products_id=2641
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    4 tap keezer-CO2 regulator questions

    So I'm building a 4 tap keezer. Have the perlicks, freezer, building materials, etc. I'm turning my attention to CO2. I have 5lb CO2 tank and a double gauge regulator (cant remember the brand. has a blue body and came from a Danby kegerator I believe). I know I definitely don't want just a 4-way...
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    Barley Crusher Crank

    Just got my new Barley Crusher from N. Brewer. The crank was difficult it get on, but I was able to do it. Now I want to take it off to test out the drill and it won't budge. Anyone else had this issue? I don't want to start whacking away with a hammer to get the damn thing off.
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    So, who's done a sour mash?

    The two berliners I've made I did a single decoction (135F->149F). Ran off about 5.5 gallons into my kettle, then ran 4gallons into a carboy, pitched US-05 once it was down around room temp. Ran off the other 1.5 gallons into a 2 gallon plastic bucket and added a half pound of uncrushed malt...
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    Pre-chiller efficiency w/ plate chiller

    So I have a plate chiller which works pretty nicely. Brings the temps down to within a few degrees of groundwater temps. Problem is that during the summer the ground water temps are 72F+. I don't want to pitch at 76F. I already have an old 25' 3/8'' IC, which I'm thinking of making into a...
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    0.7% AA Saaz, Suggestions?

    Yes, do this. You can age the rest and use for lambic for several years.
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    6 Day Beer Attempt!!!

    2 months is already too old for hefeweizen, some IPAs, and a few other things.
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    Roselare Blend Fermentation Temperature

    This is good too here (wow, I just wrote that. read: "to hear". must be bedtime) as I have a few month old sour with roeselare that was in mid 70s for awhile and I was a little worried, BUT I have an older sour (also with Roeselare) that hasn't developed enough acidity so blending would be alright.
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    Cheaper to buy or brew?

    Who would be so silly as to figure in equipment costs? Afterall, you needed that 15 gallon stainless pot and plate chiller for.....lots of...erm...other stuff. If you love sours and can brew good ones, that is very cost effective as commercial ones can often be $20+/bottle.
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    How many gallons of EdWort's Haus Pale Ale have been made?

    Passed the 100 bbl mark! Congrats Ed!
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    Goose Island Sofie...AG Clone ideas?

    I was underwhelmed by Sofie. I guess I need to try it again. There's definitely Brett B in there, but not a ton (although I bet this varies with bottle age). I would mash lower and add the brett later otherwise I think you'll end up with too much Brett character.
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    Please critique my Iowa Pale Ale

    So you aren't trying to clone Millstream's Iowa Pale Ale? I would add a little more end of boil hops, but I wouldn't say it's essential.
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    Barleywine---1.107 to 1.004??

    Wow, that's pretty ridiculous. Have you checked your hydrometer calibration with water recently?
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    How many gallons of homebrew in 2010?

    + 5gal Sour + 5gal Berliner Weisse + 5gal Black Wheat + 2gal Belgian Pale Ale =14324
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    Calling all blenders

    That sounds pretty awesome. Although my love for detail makes me want to be more precise.