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    For Sale Glass Carboys-Northern Virginia

    Hey all and fellow home brewers. I have three glass carboys for sale. (2x 6 gallon and one 5 gallon) They’ve treated me well, but I’m upgrading my beer brewing equipment. Looking to offload these to someone that would use them. Will include the drying stands, and each one has a temperature...
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    Rosemary Ale

    Good Morning Community, about four years ago I visited a northern Virginia farm brewery that had opened, The Farm Brewery at Broad Run. They had a rosemary beer that my fiancé loved. Sadly their Head brewer left and they no longer do it. Has anyone here brewers a rosemary ale? I remember it...
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    Thanks for that! Just measured and it would be about 34 feet horizontal and about seven feet of elevation at the end where the fermentor is. Just want to know if I can get a pump that would be that strong. Also, couldn’t you just disconnect the tube at the pump and carry, dump into the fermentor?
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    Certainly could be an option if the long pump idea doesn’t work. Right now I just have the grainfather sitting up higher on a table for easier access to the sampling ports.
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    Understand that. I want to move it from my brew kettle outside to my fermentor inside. Welcome any thoughts from others. I’m guesstimating the distance cause I’m not home at the time.
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    Would a pump be able to transfer from the brew kettle outside to the fermentor inside? Say….40ish feet? I mean, would the pump be that strong?
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    The kettle is just a 8 gal. SS brew kettle with a ball valve and hose barb on the front. Right now the kettle and fermentor are within a foot of each other for transfer but ideally, if I’d love to be able to transfer over longer distances….maybe across a room? But, if anything a few feet.
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    Grainfather Conical Transfer

    Hello everyone! I recently became the proud father (owner) of a Grainfather Conical Fermentor. Love my first use so far. However, when brewing the other day I started thinking about a less laborious way of transferring my sort from the brew kettle to the fermentor that requires less lifting and...
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    Low FG after primary fermentation

    Morning Brew friends, Apologies if this has been beat to death before. I recently began crushing my own grain prior to brewing. The last two batches came low in the FG after primary fermentation. This last one, pre-boil was almost spot on...for my SG. It was a 60 min boil with my OG supposed...
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    Bottle Carbing, new ideas?

    Thanks all for the input so far. Never thought of the dominos sugar cubes. my normal routine I’ve followed for years is to make the solution on the stove and cool. Then pour the cooled solution in the bottom of the bottling bucket then rack the beer on top. I’ll scrub the bottles with a...
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    Bottle Carbing, new ideas?

    Hello all! It's been a while since my last brew....about a year and a half due to work, life, etc. Anyways, getting ready to brew a simple IPA in the coming days. Anyways...point of this post. I only have the room/set up for bottling my beer. The couple beers I've brewed while tasting alright...
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    Grain too old?

    The malt and pilsner grains are crushed. I sealed right away when I realize that I wasn't going to use them.
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    Fly sparge temp at grains

    Back to all grain brewing today. Decided to try fly sparging for the first time. Now, today was in the mid-to-upper 40's outside. I mashed in and held that temp at 152. No mash out. My sparge water in my HLT was 172, as I fly sparged though i was reading 160-ish hitting the grains...
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    Grain too old?

    I've recently gotten back into all grain brewing after two years due to moving, money, life, etc. Anyways, about 2ish years ago I ended up buying too much grain for a beer and vacuumed sealed it with a food saver. Here's the bill: 1 lb flaked oats 1 lb flaked barley 6 lbs German pilsner 1 lb...
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