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    Ginger Ale (kegged)

    More of the ginger punch and heat but also making clean up/brewing a little easier and somewhat, hopefully, more exact. Taking extraction with water out of the mix and using juice might be more consistent.
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    Anyone have a good Ginger beer recipe

    I've made two batches of ginger beer so far and my last one was the most successful. I've had terrible luck with bottle pasteurizing so I elected to ferment dry, stabilize chemically, and back sweeten. 13oz of fresh ginger, grated 5 lemons, halved 5lbs of white sugar 1 packet of Safale S-04 4g...
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    Ginger Ale (kegged)

    Has anyone used a masticating juicer instead of using blended/shredded ginger and stabilized the juice with campden? I'd like to compare the flavor of ginger beer that hasn't seen any heat vs. making a ginger tea.
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    Oh, it works fine for lower volume beers. I tried to bottle a ginger beer I brewed, which was at around 3 volumes, and the bottles lost most of their carbonation during bottling. I got the keg to near freezing, used 15 feet of tubing, chilled the bottles and beer gun, keg pressure turned down to...
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    I did see that video suggested but the other issue is that I live in a small apartment so a bigger piece of gear like that takes up valuable space that I don't have. I stopped brewing beer for a while due to space constraints. Right now I only do cider, mead, and soda because they take up less...
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    Thanks for the tips DuncB! I have looked at the WW counter pressure filler but the new price tag is a bit much for me to justify purchasing. However, spending money on the Blichmann, and then another ~$100 on one of the counter pressure fillers just to find out that I should have bought the WW...
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    My Blichmann beer gun isn't cutting it for bottling high CO2 volume brews and soda. Looking to try out a counter pressure filler to see if it works better.
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    Kegging and bottling at room temperature or another solution?

    Kinda what I figured Yooper. Looks like force carbonating and then chilling for several days prior to putting it in bottles is the best plan. Thanks!
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    Kegging and bottling at room temperature or another solution?

    I suppose I could keg warm and then use ice to chill the keg down at bottling time being at that point, setting pressure to keg temperature won't be as important.
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    Kegging and bottling at room temperature or another solution?

    I've brewed a batch of ginger beer to give as holiday gifts and I aim to stabilize with Potassium Metabisulfite and Potassium Sorbate and back sweeten before kegging and force carbonating then transferring to bottles to be given out as gifts. I have tried to back sweeten then pasteurize...
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    Decoction mashing with a one gallon BIAB batch. Possible?

    I did browse through a post a little bit ago that put forth the theory that doing a step mash in lieu of a decoction would produce the same result. I'll have to go back and do a little more reading. However, I'd like to try it the traditional way as well.
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    Decoction mashing with a one gallon BIAB batch. Possible?

    Thanks dmtaylor! Why did you decide that the protein rest wasn't required for that brew?
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    Decoction mashing with a one gallon BIAB batch. Possible?

    I want to try and brew a Czech Pilsner recipe and it requires a triple decoction mash. Not having brewed this recipe, or done any decoction mashing, before I'd like to try a small batch on top of the stove before going full on with a five gallon brew day. Is it possible to do a decoction...
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    Colorado Taprite 2 product CO2 Regulator and 6 Way CO2 Distributor

    I'll take the Taprite T752HP 2 product CO2 regulator if you are willing to sell it separately.
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