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    It's Saturday Brewday - Watchya Makin?

    Cream and wheat lagers
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    34/70 1 pack into 5 gal @ 50 degrees - will this work?

    Lag time is fine, as i'm leaving town for a few months. I just want to be sure it will work.
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    34/70 1 pack into 5 gal @ 50 degrees - will this work?

    Doesn't look that active but I've never used lager yeast before. I pitched it in at cold temp and then stuck it in my 50 degree cellar. I'm only really using it because it's too cold for ale. Thoughts? Think it'll go dormant? What should I expect to see? Thanks interbrewers
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    Batch Sparging: what's your setup like?

    I manually fly sparge and continually heat up sparge waters in big kitchen pots
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    Portland nugget grow

    Nugget! First yield, didn't prune at all, so they matured at slightly different rates on different stalks. So a few are a bit browner. Smell great!
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    UN Global Alcohol Control

    lol @ UN haters who don't understand the mechanisms of international law. Relax.
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    Numbers of plants?

    Is it useful to plant one plant per strain or do I need more to put a meaningful amount into beer? What's a recommended number per strain? Thanks!
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    Intensity of Hop Smell

    I think it's related to how familiar one is with the smell of relevant odors. Hops and cannabis share the intensity of aromatic-oil based aromas and the green freshness of the actual smell. If you're unaccustomed to both smells, I can see how both cannabis and hops share a unique...
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    Black IPA Recipe Critique - Am I Going Overboard?

    What's the cold steep for?
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    Can you make Tortilla chips out of mash?

    I'm pretty sure tortilla chips are made of husked grain. Those husks are pretty inedible.
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    Elder Scrolls Skyrim

    Go to your steam settings and join te skyrim beta. You'll get a new patch that makes it run considerably faster ;-) Also google "wars in skyrim". Awesome mod for pc players.
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    Grain crushing question

    For stuff like this start warming the oven to a low temp, then turn off at 120 to 150 degrees. Throw stuff in there to dry and it won't rust.
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    Finally, I'm a brewer too!

    Happy beer dude!
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    Mid-brew question - High preboil grav - Postboil dilution or hop more?

    So I used the roller mill instead of the Corona at the LHBS this time (thought roller mill was for "bulk" bulk orders - turns out roller was for bulk pale malt in an all grain batch and Corona is intended for specialty grains...derrr) and my efficiency went from 60 to 75 just like that...
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    Half wheat recipe critique?

    Latest version: 7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 50.9 % 5 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2 36.4 % 1 lbs 8.0 oz Wheat, Torrified (1.7 SRM) Grain 3 10.9 % 4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4 1.8 % 0.25 oz Summit [11.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 9.6 IBUs 0.25...