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    Beerstone? in aluminum kettle

    Interesting. I'd say this has taken a few years to form, at about 12 batches per year. I don't know what else it could be? BTW I am also in Maine (portland area). So I am on Sebago Lake water which is pretty much nothing in it other than what I put for salts. At least as far as I know. Maybe I...
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    Beerstone? in aluminum kettle

    Thanks I'll get it cleaned before next batch. I already add about 70 ppm (at least) to water for each batch, not sure I want to start adding more, I suppose I could try 100.
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    Beerstone? in aluminum kettle

    My last brew I noticed lots of floaties in the mash water as I was heating it. My HLT is the same pot I use for the boil later on as well. I'm cleaning it today and noticing the brownish layer formed on the bottom of my kettle is now flaking off. I'm wondering if it is beerstone. This actually...
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    How to bottle from keg for maximum carbonation?

    Thanks. I did leave the line I have been using is a little long, at least 6 feet. Good to know I'm on the right track!
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    How to bottle from keg for maximum carbonation?

    I'm looking to bottle a kettle soured beer from a keg and wondering what the best way to do it to get a highly carbonated beer in the bottle (I use biermuncher's DIY beer gun method). My thought is to chill the beer down colder than usual (to near freezing), carbonate it somewhat high at this...
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    To those who have wanted Jean-Xavier Guinard's "Lambic" book

    aaannnnddddd it's gone. Anybody that saved a copy of it mind re-sharing?
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    Buying sanke kegs for my corny keg setup

    Ok thanks a bunch!
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    Buying sanke kegs for my corny keg setup

    A friend of mine is using my dual CO2 regulator and tap tower for a wedding where the kegs will be purchased sanke kegs. I use corny kegs. I just want to make sure we will have everything we will need, so I was going to tell him to make sure the couplers he gets have barbed tail pieces: 1/4"...
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    1469 for and RIS?

    UPDATE! Thanks for all who replied. So I missed my Target OG of 1.098 by a lot. I ended up with 1.086. Mash was 150 - 152. It was all grain batch with 2.5 lbs of extract was added to the boil at 15 minutes. No Sugar. Pitched onto yeast cake of 1469 (third generation). The yeast cake was...
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    We no need no stinking beer gun...

    I had issues with the #2 stopper I bought from LHBS with the racking cane not being tight. I bought one online and it fit better. I think depending on who makes them the holes might be different?
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    Doritos Flavored Beer

    And I remember on the podcast they recommend some carapils to help with the head. I though yea right! No amount of carapils is gonna help with the head. I added some but I knew damn well it wasn't gonna make a difference.
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    Doritos Flavored Beer

    So bsent. I totally heard them read your report about this on the podcast! And salty please update when you do the flaming hot cheetos one. For me, I made mine a while back. I waited two month's as the bottles were slow to carb in my cool house. Finally cracked one tonight after a two...
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    Are you sure this beer is the x ABV, I get asked.

    That being said, no one ever asks me that. If they did in would just say it's close to that, but no, it's probably not 100% accurate.
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    Are you sure this beer is the x ABV, I get asked.

    Yeah I thought at higher gravity levels that calculating abv became less accurate. I didn't realize there was an alternate formula so maybe one is more accurate than the other for higher abv. I use to work in a lab that got beer samples from a brewery for higher abv beers for that very reason.
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    Doritos Flavored Beer

    Haters gonna hate
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