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    Surly Darkness Recipe

    Minnesota_Micro what did you end up with as a recipe. I'm looking to clone it as well.
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    Last Straw bottle filler question

    Appreciate the feedback, but that doesn't exactly answer the question. Do I bleed down to a 2-5psi range and then let it sit for an 20-30mins to stabilize? I don't see anyway around it. Seems like Northern Brewer is making the assumption that the only people trying to do this are serving from a...
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    Last Straw bottle filler question

    So I'm having a difficult time getting this to work remotely close to what Northern Brewer shows in the video. However, after re-reading the manual for the ump-teenth time I noticed this under the the USE section, bullet 3, on the 2nd to last page. "NOTE: The optimum CO2 pressure will vary...
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    Help with a Wee Heavy

    It occurred to me this evening that I didn't mention what I was going to use for a yeast. I'm thinking White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Ale yeast. Any comments on that too?
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    Help with a Wee Heavy

    ok , so far the consistent theme I'm seeing... 1)Cut or ditch the carapils. can I ask why? plz forgive the naïve question and 2) my spelling sucks. [emoji12] Would also some what appear the recommendation would be to lower the hops a tad either by reducing the amount or shorten their boil by...
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    Help with a Wee Heavy

    The OG is supposedly 1.050 with zero hop additions when we receive it. The more I play around in BeerSmith the more skeptical I get of the hop calculations. Pretty sure I have something wrong that throwing off the hop utilization.... Thanks for the help!
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    Help with a Wee Heavy

    So I'm thinking about creating my first Wee Heavy. What makes this one interesting is a tie-in with a local brewpub and my HBC. Each member will be receiving 5gals of wört from the brewpub. It's supposed to be only 100% Golden Promise and at something close to 1.050 pre-boil. First please...
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    Fermentation rate and beer flavors

    Just curious if anyone has studied if the rate at which a beer ferments has any kind of impact on its ultimate taste profile. For instance, if one were to pitch a yeast starter that was four times the needed size of a batch, what will it do to the flavor profile?
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    Lack of Head

    hahahahah!!! Good one!
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    Lack of Head

    Thanks everyone. I think you might be onto something. I get most of the bottles I use from the beer I've bought. So when I clean & sanitize my bottles I do the following. 1) Run them through the dish washer. This would involve Cascade Complete + Rinse Aid. 2) Star San each bottle utilizing...
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    Lack of Head

    Hey Everyone, I'm just getting back into home brewing after being away from it for about 20 years. My how things have changed!! I'm starting back up with relearning the basics with extract brewing. My first batch since starting up again was the Nut Brown Ale extract kit from Northern...
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