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    infection?

    it's a coopers fermenter bucket. What's my best bet for cleaning this? Soak with a little oxy clean?
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    infection?

    smells like nail polish remover, pretty strong.
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    Bottling while krausen present?

    This krausen looks really waxy. I haven't opened it, it's the new style coopers fermenter so I can see it pretty well. Top of the bucket is showing no condensation at all. Probably safe. Tastes awesome. I'll report back on this in a few weeks to tell if anything blew up :p
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    Bottling while krausen present?

    It's been consistently .007 for 4-5 days
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    Bottling while krausen present?

    I just did a biab centennial blonde. Been in the primary for 10 days now and there's a thick, creamy krausen layer on top that looks to be about a quarter inch thick that won't seem to fall. I'm thinking of just racking and bottling it, because I want to get another one going on a bit of the...
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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    Awesome recipe. Curious to know about something. I made edworts pale ale and planned on making 15 gallons based on what I bought. Really happy with it, but I'm thinking something lighter might be better for my caloric intake. Also, I priced this out and if I re-use the s-05 it'll run me about...
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    Early Beer Tasting

    So.. I decided to drink a couple green beers just for fun. I bottle condition, after 3 days I opened a bottle and it was barely drinkable. Strong astringent taste, little to no head. Tonight is day 6, still a faint astringently taste but definitley more drinkable, drank the whole thing...
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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    Just emailed my lhbs owner, he's going to order up notty and centennial next week! Sweet!
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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    Hmm. Any similar hops I could use?
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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    I'm missing a few ingredients but I'm hoping I can sub in some stuff: my lhbs doesn't stock cara-pils. Can I sub in .75# more two row? Also, no centennial hops. Can I sub with cascade instead? I also have some few month old EKG kicking around. S-05 works with this as well, correct...
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    American Pale Ale Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale

    What's the consensus on fermenting time with S-05? I took a reading after 3 days and I'm at the suggested FG. I plan on leaving it another week and change, probably a total of 2 weeks. Sound about right?
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    American Pale Ale Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale

    So I brewed this up on Saturday, BIAB method. Put 28L in the pot as I thought 30 would be pushing it, turns out it would have been okay. Ended up with 19L (5.0 Gallons) volume into the fermenter so my OG was slightly higher @ ~75% efficiency. Got a terrific hot break, stuck at 152, was my first...
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    How precise must one be in brewing?

    Be precise with your cleaning and sanitizing. That's one thing you don't want to mess with. A few degrees in your mash here or there, not a big deal. Infecting it, big deal.
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    How to secure raised BIAB bag?

    Strainer basket and pail works great. I don't think you could make any sort of contraption for any less. A grate over the kettle is good, but I like being able to really push down on the bag to get out lots of liquid. I wouldn't trust doing that ontop of a full kettle.
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