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    California Sacramento: barley/hops for sale

    Everything has been sold.
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    California Sacramento: barley/hops for sale

    Sorry, no shipping and no splitting. You gotta take the whole thing. :)
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    California Sacramento: barley/hops for sale

    I'm putting my brewing on hiatus for a while and I don't want to keep my ingredients around until I start brewing again. I store the grain in the 6.5 gallon food safe buckets with gamma seals. The grain is all about 6 months old but it's never been out of the buckets since I bought it. Each...
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    Bottling a Beer at gravity of 1.014

    Beers with higher OG's can take a bit longer to carbonate. I would give them another week. You might be surprised at how much difference a week in the bottle can make.
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    Keg Pouring Mystery

    It's quite easy for bits of hop debris to clog up the poppets. Unfortunately the only solution is to take apart the post and clean it out.
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    How many gallons of homebrew in 2014?

    +5 Amber Ale = 31,321.5 gallons
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    Advice for Russian River Brewing Visit

    If all you want to do is grab a couple of beers, you can walk right in anytime and have a drink in your hand within 5 minutes unless they're serving PTY. If you want to sit at a table, expect to wait. On a busy weekend the list may be 2+ hours. While you're there, pick up a couple of bottles...
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    How many gallons of homebrew in 2014?

    +5 hoppy pale ale 26,977
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    Man Rule: Public Bathroom Etique

    I have a related question. When did it become socially acceptable to let one loose while you're standing at a urinal and then pretend like nothing happened. I'm pretty sure this is a recent phenomenon.
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    Best place to buy hops by the pound?

    I have been buying mine from Bells. https://bellsbeer.com/store/categories/Homebrewing-Supplies/Brewing-Ingredients/Hops/Pellet-Hops/1-lb-Bags/
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    How many gallons of homebrew in 2014?

    +5 wheat beer 26,357
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    Keg half bottle half?

    How are you going to force carb the bottles? Some people claim there is a slightly different flavor between force carbed and naturally carbed beers but if you can even perceive it, it will be VERY slight.
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    Keg half bottle half?

    You won't be able to naturally carbonate in a keg if the keg isn't full. You're right on about the excessive headspace being the culprit. You will have to force carb it. If you use the priming sugar in the kegged beer, the yeast will wake up and process the sugar, just like they do in the...
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    Mash Salts vs. Kettle Salts

    Yes I meant isn't relevant. :) You're overthinking it. It simply refers to the concentration in the water you use to brew. This is why I said to just add the minerals to the strike and sparge water and don't worry about the rest. Don't worry about ion concentrations in the mash tun or the...
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    Mash Salts vs. Kettle Salts

    I add my salts to the strike water and sparge water. It does require a little bit of stirring but, especially when the water is hot, they dissolve without too much extra encouragement in my experience. I use Bru'n'Water. It's a little intimidating but it does come with clear directions on one...