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    Hard Cider Recipe - High Octane Version

    The original recipe is found here. Man, I love Apfelwein I just thought I'd share my experience in tweaking this recipe. Instead of one sachet of the yeast and 1lb of corn sugar, I used 4lb's of corn sugar and 2 sachets of the yeast. Hoe Lee F***. LMAO I reached 15% ABV. Happy Brewing!! :)
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    Is my Mash Tun Big Enough For This?

    ^^^ ooooo, that's a good idea! The recipe says it'll be around 9%, but I'm trying to see if I can beat that marker.
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    Is my Mash Tun Big Enough For This?

    those numbers look pretty sound to me! Thanks.
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    Is my Mash Tun Big Enough For This?

    so if I'm doing my math right, 1qt/per gallon, 23qt's would be around 5ish gallons of mash water, and with a thicker mash comes a thicker bodied wort. Yes?
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    Is my Mash Tun Big Enough For This?

    I've got my buddy's imperial stout recipe this weekend. It calls for 23lbs of grain, I have a 10 gallon mash tun. According to some calculators, I'll need around 7 gallons of mash water to start with. This site says my mash will take up about 9 gallons of space...
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    Problem solved my friends. Unscrewed the very top from the OUT line and some beer came out. Cleaned out some funk from the top and screwed it back on. Flowin’ like a river. Cheers everybody.
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    Lately I've been cold crashing almost all of my beers prior to kegging just because I was getting annoyed with the first few pours being a little hazy or cloudy.
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    I also do get the occasional "black gummy strand" that comes out. I always assumed it was maybe debris or pieces of left over yeast. A better description of this stuff is... black tofu.
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    to answer your second question, yes everything is in the chest freezer. The chest freezer is temperature controlled and set to around...40ish degrees at all times. I have a probe that goes inside along side the two kegs. All the lines are kept inside. As for freezing?.. I've never had slushy...
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    hmm, I was under the impression you're supposed to shake it a little bit to get the gas distributed faster throughout the keg. But i'll def try and pull the whole OUT line out and clean it later. I haven't bothered trying to get it out in the past because my other keg is so damn tight. I'm not...
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    EDIT, I love how it auto corrected to Poopy. Classy LOL
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    Would disconnecting all the hoses, bleeding the gas and then shaking the living **** out of it unclog the OUT line possible? This was a double IPA recipe that I brewed with a friend who's a professional brewer and I've never used 'this' many pellets before for a brew. I'd easily say a 1/3 of...
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    Oh yeah, gas came out. I turned the gas down last night to about 8psi.
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    Uhmmmm.. what's wrong with my keg?

    I have 2 kegs. Both have beer in them. I noticed the other day while shaking the newly kegged beer up there was a good liter or 2 of beer just sitting in the bottom of the chest freezer. No obvious signs of a leak anywhere. But I decided to place the suspected keg in a bucket outside the chest...
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    Kegged a High Gravity Beer - Taking a 7 Year Itch to Carbonate..

    Okay, I have the temp control unit set to about 38F. I generally set and forget at 12psi and draw back to 8 or 9 once it’s carbed. For this one.. because I’ve been waiting for ****in’ ever for it to be ready and drinkable haha (it’s been aged with whiskey chips.. SOOO good!) I’m planning on...
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